A realistic communication model for distributed error-prone wireless sensor networks

Muhammad Tariq, Martin MacUha, Yong Jin Park, Takuro Sato

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    Abstract

    With Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) involving in diverse applications, the realistic analysis of energy consumption of a sensor node in an error-prone network environment is emerging as an elementary research issue. In this paper, we introduce a Distributed Communication Model (DCM) that can accurately determine the energy consumption through data communication from source to destination in error-prone network environments. The energy consumption is affected with the quality of link, which is characterized by symmetry, directivity, instability, and irregularity of the communication range of a sensor node. Due to weak communication links, significant packet loss occurs that affects the overall energy consumption. While other models unable to determine energy consumption due to lossy links in error-prone and unstable network environments, DCM can accurately estimate the energy consumption in such situations. We also perform comprehensive analysis of overheads caused by data propagation through multi-hop distributed networks. We validate DCM through both simulations and experiments using MICAz motes. Similarity of the results from energy consumption analysis with both simulations and experimentations shows that DCM is realistic, compared to other models in terms of accuracy and diversity of the environments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2805-2816
    Number of pages12
    JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
    VolumeE94-B
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct

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    Wireless sensor networks
    Energy utilization
    Communication
    Sensor nodes
    Packet loss
    Telecommunication links
    Experiments

    Keywords

    • Distributed
    • Energy consumption
    • Link quality
    • Overheads
    • Wireless sensor networks

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    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Software

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    A realistic communication model for distributed error-prone wireless sensor networks. / Tariq, Muhammad; MacUha, Martin; Park, Yong Jin; Sato, Takuro.

    In: IEICE Transactions on Communications, Vol. E94-B, No. 10, 10.2011, p. 2805-2816.

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    Tariq, Muhammad ; MacUha, Martin ; Park, Yong Jin ; Sato, Takuro. / A realistic communication model for distributed error-prone wireless sensor networks. In: IEICE Transactions on Communications. 2011 ; Vol. E94-B, No. 10. pp. 2805-2816.
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