Combined Coverage Area Reporting and Geographical Routing in Wireless Sensor-Actuator Networks for Cooperating with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

L.F.W. van Hoesel, A. Erman-Tüysüz, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    In wireless sensor network (WSN) applications with multiple gateways, it is key to route location dependent subscriptions efficiently at two levels in the system. At the gateway level, data sinks must not waste the energy of the WSN by injecting subscriptions that are not relevant for the nodes in their coverage area and at WSN level, energy-efficient delivery of subscriptions to target areas is required. In this paper, we propose a mechanism in which (1) the WSN provides an accurate and up-to-date coverage area description to gateways and (2) the wireless sensor network re-uses the collected coverage area information to enable efficient geographical routing of location dependent subscriptions and other messages. The latter has a focus on routing of messages injected from sink nodes to nodes in the region of interest. Our proposed mechanisms are evaluated in simulation.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationThird ERCIM Workshop On eMobility
    EditorsMarc Brogle, Gerhard J. Heijenk, Torsten Braun, D. Konstantas
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-90-365-2846-7
    Publication statusPublished - May 2009
    Event3rd ERCIM Workshop On eMobility 2009 - Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 27 May 200928 May 2009
    Conference number: 3

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Workshop Proceedings
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology University of Twente
    NumberWP 09-03
    ISSN (Print)1574-0846
    ISSN (Electronic)0929-0672


    Workshop3rd ERCIM Workshop On eMobility 2009
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    • multi-sink networks
    • IR-65503
    • METIS-263866
    • coverage area reporting
    • Geographical routing
    • Wireless Sensor Networks
    • EWI-15395

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