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Sensors 2009, 9(1), 327-354; doi:10.3390/s90100327

An Effective Mobile Sensor Control Method for Sparse Sensor Networks

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Dept. of Multimedia Eng., Grad. Sch. of Information Science and Technology, Osaka Univ. 1-5 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
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Received: 19 September 2008 / Revised: 25 November 2008 / Accepted: 13 December 2008 / Published: 8 January 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Japan)


In this paper, we propose an effective mobile sensor control method, named DATFM (Data Acquisition and Transmission with Fixed and Mobile node) for sparse sensor networks. DATFM uses two types of sensor nodes, fixed node and mobile node. The data acquired by nodes are accumulated on a fixed node before being transferred to the sink node. In addition, DATFM transfers the accumulated data efficiently by constructing a communication route of multiple mobile nodes between fixed nodes. We also conduct simulation experiments to evaluate the performance of DATFM.
Keywords: Mobile sensor; sparse area; route construction Mobile sensor; sparse area; route construction
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Treeprapin, K.; Kanzaki, A.; Hara, T.; Nishio, S. An Effective Mobile Sensor Control Method for Sparse Sensor Networks. Sensors 2009, 9, 327-354.

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