By Topic

An Adaptive Data-transfer Protocol for Sensor Networks with Data Mules

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Anastasi, G. ; Pervasive Computing & Networking Lab. (PerLab), Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy, ; Conti, M. ; Monaldi, Emmanuele ; Passarella, A.

In this paper we deal with energy-efficient data collection in sparse sensor networks with data mules. We analyze the problem of optimal data transfer from sensors to data mules, and derive an upper bound for the performance of ARQ-based data-transfer protocols. This analysis shows that protocols currently used have low performance, which results in unnecessary energy consumption. Based on these results we define and evaluate an Adaptive Data Transfer (ADT) protocol that is able to combine efficiency and adaptability to external conditions. Simulation results show that ADT not only reduces significantly the average data-transfer time in comparison with previous protocols, but also provides quasi-optimal performance. In addition, it is able to react quickly to variations in the external conditions and adapt to new conditions in a limited time.

Published in:

World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, 2007. WoWMoM 2007. IEEE International Symposium on a

Date of Conference:

18-21 June 2007