Region-based sensor selection for wireless sensor networks

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Abstract

In a sensor network, the technique that limits the number of sensors used for observation is effective to reduce the energy consumption of each sensor. To limit the number of sensors without sacrificing observation accuracy, an appropriate sensor combination must be selected by evaluating the observation effectiveness of various combinations. However, the computational workload for evaluating all the sensor combinations is quite large. We can define a parameter related to the optimal size of a region around an observation target by making a trade-off between accuracy and the computational workload. In region-based sensor selection, a combination of sensors is selected from that is near the observation target. Accuracy is better in a larger region with a lot of sensors, but the computational workload is heavier. In contrast, a smaller region with fewer sensors has poorer accuracy, but a lighter workload. The size of the region controls the trade-off between accuracy and the computational workload. We define a parameter related to the optimal size of a region, and use it to dynamically adjust the region's size. Our simulations confirmed that region-based sensor selection reduces the computational workload and improves accuracy in comparison to existing techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing, SUTC 2008
Pages326-331
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 9
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing, SUTC 2008 - Taichung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2008 Jun 112008 Jun 13

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing

Conference

Conference2008 IEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing, SUTC 2008
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaichung
Period08/6/1108/6/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Nakamura, Y., Tei, K., Fukazawa, Y., & Honiden, S. (2008). Region-based sensor selection for wireless sensor networks. In 2008 IEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing, SUTC 2008 (pp. 326-331). [4545779] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing). https://doi.org/10.1109/SUTC.2008.47