Using area hierarchy for multi-resolution storage and search in large wireless sensor networks

Konrad Iwanicki*, Maarten van Steen

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We consider multi-resolution storage, a technique for providing scalable adaptive data fidelity, necessary for many applications of large wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Although the previously proposed design of multi-resolution storage, based on quad trees and geographic routing, is conceptually simple, it exhibits inherent problems if applied to real-world WSNs. To address these problems, we revisit some of the networking assumptions and propose an alternative design that employs an overlay combining area and landmark hierarchies. Simulations and initial experiments with a prototype embedded implementation indicate that our solution can be scalable and can work on real hardware, which motivates further research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2009
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-3435-0
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2009 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 200918 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607
ISSN (Electronic)1938-1883


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2009
Abbreviated titleICC

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