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Rule-Based vs. Behavior-Based Self-Deployment for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks

Departamento de Tecnologia Electronica, ETSI Telecomunicacion, Campus de Teatinos s/n, University of Malaga, Malaga 29010, Spain
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Sensors 2016, 16(7), 1047; https://doi.org/10.3390/s16071047
Received: 28 April 2016 / Revised: 13 June 2016 / Accepted: 5 July 2016 / Published: 7 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from UCAmI, IWAAL and AmIHEALTH 2015)
In mobile wireless sensor networks (MWSN), nodes are allowed to move autonomously for deployment. This process is meant: (i) to achieve good coverage; and (ii) to distribute the communication load as homogeneously as possible. Rather than optimizing deployment, reactive algorithms are based on a set of rules or behaviors, so nodes can determine when to move. This paper presents an experimental evaluation of both reactive deployment approaches: rule-based and behavior-based ones. Specifically, we compare a backbone dispersion algorithm with a social potential fields algorithm. Most tests are done under simulation for a large number of nodes in environments with and without obstacles. Results are validated using a small robot network in the real world. Our results show that behavior-based deployment tends to provide better coverage and communication balance, especially for a large number of nodes in areas with obstacles. View Full-Text
Keywords: mesh mobile sensor networks; Wireless sensor network (WSN); deployment; social potential fields (SPF); BDA mesh mobile sensor networks; Wireless sensor network (WSN); deployment; social potential fields (SPF); BDA
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Urdiales, C.; Aguilera, F.; González-Parada, E.; Cano-García, J.; Sandoval, F. Rule-Based vs. Behavior-Based Self-Deployment for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2016, 16, 1047. https://doi.org/10.3390/s16071047

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Urdiales C, Aguilera F, González-Parada E, Cano-García J, Sandoval F. Rule-Based vs. Behavior-Based Self-Deployment for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors. 2016; 16(7):1047. https://doi.org/10.3390/s16071047

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Urdiales, Cristina, Francisco Aguilera, Eva González-Parada, Jose Cano-García, and Francisco Sandoval. 2016. "Rule-Based vs. Behavior-Based Self-Deployment for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks" Sensors 16, no. 7: 1047. https://doi.org/10.3390/s16071047

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