- freely available
Collaborative Distributed Scheduling Approaches for Wireless Sensor Network
AbstractEnergy constraints restrict the lifetime of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) with battery-powered nodes, which poses great challenges for their large scale application. In this paper, we propose a family of collaborative distributed scheduling approaches (CDSAs) based on the Markov process to reduce the energy consumption of a WSN. The family of CDSAs comprises of two approaches: a one-step collaborative distributed approach and a two-step collaborative distributed approach. The approaches enable nodes to learn the behavior information of its environment collaboratively and integrate sleep scheduling with transmission scheduling to reduce the energy consumption. We analyze the adaptability and practicality features of the CDSAs. The simulation results show that the two proposed approaches can effectively reduce nodes’ energy consumption. Some other characteristics of the CDSAs like buffer occupation and packet delay are also analyzed in this paper. We evaluate CDSAs extensively on a 15-node WSN testbed. The test results show that the CDSAs conserve the energy effectively and are feasible for real WSNs.
Share & Cite This Article
Niu, J.; Deng, Z. Collaborative Distributed Scheduling Approaches for Wireless Sensor Network. Sensors 2009, 9, 8007-8030.View more citation formats
Niu J, Deng Z. Collaborative Distributed Scheduling Approaches for Wireless Sensor Network. Sensors. 2009; 9(10):8007-8030.Chicago/Turabian Style
Niu, Jianjun; Deng, Zhidong. 2009. "Collaborative Distributed Scheduling Approaches for Wireless Sensor Network." Sensors 9, no. 10: 8007-8030.