Protecting Informative Messages over Burst Error Channels in Chain-based Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Regardless of the application, the way that data and information are disseminated is an important aspect in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). The wireless data dissemination protocol should often guarantee a minimum reliability requirement. In this regard and to well-balance the energy and reliability, the more important packets should be protected by more powerful error control codes than the less important ones. This information-aware capability allows a system to deliver critical information with high reliability but potentially at a higher resource cost. In this paper, we first find and evaluate the factors that may influence the importance level of a packet and then design an error control approach by adaptively selecting codes for each individual links which experience long-term-fading and for each individual packet at run-time instead of applying network-wide settings prior to deployment. Moreover, we target the poor-explored chain-based topology that is of interest for many applications (e.g. monitoring bridge, tunnel, etc.). Simulation results validate the superiority of our approach compared with a number of Reed-Solomon-based error control approaches.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sensor Networks (SENSORNETS-2015)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-989-758-086-4
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2015
    Event4th International Conference on Sensor Networks, SensorNets 2015 - Angers, France
    Duration: 11 Feb 201513 Feb 2015
    Conference number: 4

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    Conference4th International Conference on Sensor Networks, SensorNets 2015
    Abbreviated titleSensorNets


    • EWI-25926
    • IR-95921
    • METIS-312546

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