Distributed Networking in Autonomic Solar Powered Wireless Sensor Networks

Yang, Shusen, Yang, Xinyu, McCann, Julie A, Zhang, Tong, Liu, Guozheng and Liu, Zheng
(2013) Distributed Networking in Autonomic Solar Powered Wireless Sensor Networks. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 31 (12). pp. 750-761.

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Recent advances in solar harvesting technologies pave the way for sustainable environmental-monitoring applications in the emerging solar powered wireless sensor networks (SP-WSNs). The complexities associated with the low-resourced, highly-dynamic, and vulnerable sensor nodes operating in potentially unattended or hostile environments require a high degree of self-management and automation. Guided by autonomic communication principles, this paper presents AutoSP-WSN, a novel distributed framework to achieve sustainable data collection while also optimizing end-to-end network performance for SP-WSNs. Initially, we present the energy-aware support component that provides reliable energy monitoring and prediction. This drives the power management component, which is adaptive to time-varying solar power, avoiding battery exhaustion as well as maximizing the per-node utility. Finally, to demonstrate the key design issues of the network protocol component, we propose two self-adaptive network protocols, a routing protocol SP-BCP and a rate control scheme PEA-DLEX. We show that the individual components seamlessly highly integrate as a whole, and the AutoSP-WSN framework exhibits the properties of context-awareness, distributed operation, self-configuration, self-optimization, self-protection and self-healing. Through extensive experiments on a real SP-WSN platform, and hardware-driven simulations, we show that the proposed schemes achieve substantial improvements over previous work, in terms of reliability, sustainable operation, and network utility.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
Subjects: ?? QA75 ??
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2016 10:09
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2024 06:15
DOI: 10.1109/jsac.2013.sup2.1213007
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/2022505