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Energy managed reporting for wireless sensor networks

Merrett, Geoff V., Harris, Nick R., Al-Hashimi, Bashir M. and White, Neil M. (2008) Energy managed reporting for wireless sensor networks Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 142, (1), pp. 379-389. (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2007.04.040).

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In this paper, we propose a technique to extend the network lifetime of a wireless sensor network, whereby each sensor node decides its individual network involvement based on its own energy resources and the information contained in each packet. The information content is ascertained through a system of rules describing prospective events in the sensed environment, and how important such events are. While the packets deemed most important are propagated by all sensor nodes, low importance packets are handled by only the nodes with high energy reserves. Results obtained from simulations depicting a wireless sensor network used to monitor pump temperature in an industrial environment have shown that a considerable increase in the network lifetime and network connectivity can be obtained. The results also show that when coupled with a form of energy harvesting, our technique can enable perpetual network operation

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Published date: March 2008
Keywords: Wireless Sensor Networks, Industrial Monitoring, Energy-Aware, Energy Harvesting
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems, EEE


Local EPrints ID: 265224
ISSN: 0924-4247
PURE UUID: edd973f3-4dc3-4f63-badc-d3260556f1c5
ORCID for Geoff V. Merrett: ORCID iD
ORCID for Nick R. Harris: ORCID iD
ORCID for Neil M. White: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 29 Feb 2008 11:47
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:27

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Author: Geoff V. Merrett ORCID iD
Author: Nick R. Harris ORCID iD
Author: Neil M. White ORCID iD

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