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A Query Result Merging Scheme for Providing Energy Efficiency in Underwater Sensor Networks
Korean Minjok Leadership Academy, 1300, Sosa-ri, Anheung-myeon, Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon-do, 225-823, Korea
The Graduate School of Business IT, Kookmin University, 861-1, Jeongneung-dong Sungbuk-gu, Seoul, 136-702, Korea
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Received: 26 November 2011; in revised form: 7 December 2011 / Accepted: 15 December 2011 / Published: 20 December 2011
Abstract: Underwater sensor networks are emerging as a promising distributed data management system for various applications in underwater environments, despite their limited accessibility and restricted energy capacity. With the aid of recent developments in ubiquitous data computing, an increasing number of users are expected to overcome low accessibility by applying queries to underwater sensor networks. However, when multiple users send queries to an underwater sensor network in a disorganized manner, it may incur lethal energy waste and problematic network traffic. The current query management mechanisms cannot effectively deal with this matter due to their limited applicability and unrealistic assumptions. In this paper, a novel query management scheme involving query result merging is proposed for underwater sensor networks. The mechanism is based on a relational database model and is adjusted to the practical restrictions affecting underwater communication environments. Network simulations will prove that the scheme becomes more efficient with a greater number of queries and a smaller period range.
Keywords: underwater sensor network; query management; query result merging; relational sensor network database; conditional query; periodic query
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Kim, Y.; Park, S.-H. A Query Result Merging Scheme for Providing Energy Efficiency in Underwater Sensor Networks. Sensors 2011, 11, 11833-11855.
Kim Y, Park S-H. A Query Result Merging Scheme for Providing Energy Efficiency in Underwater Sensor Networks. Sensors. 2011; 11(12):11833-11855.
Kim, Yunsung; Park, Soo-Hyun. 2011. "A Query Result Merging Scheme for Providing Energy Efficiency in Underwater Sensor Networks." Sensors 11, no. 12: 11833-11855.