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Sensors 2017, 17(5), 1030; doi:10.3390/s17051030

Channel and Timeslot Co-Scheduling with Minimal Channel Switching for Data Aggregation in MWSNs

College of Software, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Korea
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Academic Editor: Yu Hen Hu
Received: 8 March 2017 / Revised: 26 April 2017 / Accepted: 1 May 2017 / Published: 4 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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Collision-free transmission and efficient data transfer between nodes can be achieved through a set of channels in multichannel wireless sensor networks (MWSNs). While using multiple channels, we have to carefully consider channel interference, channel and time slot (resources) optimization, channel switching delay, and energy consumption. Since sensor nodes operate on low battery power, the energy consumed in channel switching becomes an important challenge. In this paper, we propose channel and time slot scheduling for minimal channel switching in MWSNs, while achieving efficient and collision-free transmission between nodes. The proposed scheme constructs a duty-cycled tree while reducing the amount of channel switching. As a next step, collision-free time slots are assigned to every node based on the minimal data collection delay. The experimental results demonstrate that the validity of our scheme reduces the amount of channel switching by 17.5%, reduces energy consumption for channel switching by 28%, and reduces the schedule length by 46%, as compared to the existing schemes. View Full-Text
Keywords: channel switching; channel and time slot co-scheduling; data aggregation channel switching; channel and time slot co-scheduling; data aggregation

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Yeoum, S.; Kang, B.; Lee, J.; Choo, H. Channel and Timeslot Co-Scheduling with Minimal Channel Switching for Data Aggregation in MWSNs. Sensors 2017, 17, 1030.

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