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Sensors 2016, 16(8), 1201; doi:10.3390/s16081201

Maximum Data Collection Rate Routing Protocol Based on Topology Control for Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks

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College of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210037, China
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College of Engineering, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210009, China
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School of Computer Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, China
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Academic Editors: Muhammad Imran, Athanasios V. Vasilakos, Thaier Hayajneh and Neal N. Xiong
Received: 24 April 2016 / Revised: 11 July 2016 / Accepted: 25 July 2016 / Published: 30 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Topology Control in Emerging Sensor Networks)

Abstract

In Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks (R-WSNs), in order to achieve the maximum data collection rate it is critical that sensors operate in very low duty cycles because of the sporadic availability of energy. A sensor has to stay in a dormant state in most of the time in order to recharge the battery and use the energy prudently. In addition, a sensor cannot always conserve energy if a network is able to harvest excessive energy from the environment due to its limited storage capacity. Therefore, energy exploitation and energy saving have to be traded off depending on distinct application scenarios. Since higher data collection rate or maximum data collection rate is the ultimate objective for sensor deployment, surplus energy of a node can be utilized for strengthening packet delivery efficiency and improving the data generating rate in R-WSNs. In this work, we propose an algorithm based on data aggregation to compute an upper data generation rate by maximizing it as an optimization problem for a network, which is formulated as a linear programming problem. Subsequently, a dual problem by introducing Lagrange multipliers is constructed, and subgradient algorithms are used to solve it in a distributed manner. At the same time, a topology controlling scheme is adopted for improving the network’s performance. Through extensive simulation and experiments, we demonstrate that our algorithm is efficient at maximizing the data collection rate in rechargeable wireless sensor networks. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless sensor networks; maximum data collection Rate protocol; topology control; data aggregation; routing protocol; rechargeable-WSNs wireless sensor networks; maximum data collection Rate protocol; topology control; data aggregation; routing protocol; rechargeable-WSNs
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Lin, H.; Bai, D.; Gao, D.; Liu, Y. Maximum Data Collection Rate Routing Protocol Based on Topology Control for Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2016, 16, 1201.

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