By Topic

An experimental study of routing and data aggregation in sensor networks

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
$33 $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

2 Author(s)
O. Younis ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ, USA ; S. Fahmy

Several sensor network applications, such as environmental monitoring, require data aggregation to an observer. For this purpose, a data aggregation tree, rooted at the observer, is constructed in the network. Node clustering can be employed to further balance load among sensor nodes and prolong the network lifetime. In this paper, we design and implement a system, iHEED, in which node clustering is integrated with multi-hop routing for TinyOS. We consider simple data aggregation operators, such as AVG or MAX. We use a simple energy consumption model to keep track of the battery consumption of cluster heads and regular nodes. We perform experiments on a sensor network testbed to quantify the advantages of integrating hierarchical routing with data aggregation. Our results indicate that the network lifetime is prolonged by a factor of 2 to 4, and successful transmissions are almost doubled. Clustering plays a dominant role in delaying the first node death, while aggregation plays a dominant role in delaying the last node death

Published in:

IEEE International Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems Conference, 2005.

Date of Conference:

7-7 Nov. 2005