Title

A Trajectory-based Selective Broadcast Query Protocol for Large-Scale, High Density Wireless Sensor Networks

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2007

Publication Source

Telecommunication Systems

Abstract

We present a small-footprint search protocol designed to facilitate any-type queries for data content and services in large population, high-density wireless sensor networks. Our protocol, termed Trajectory-based Selective Broadcast Query (TSBQ), works in conjunction with time division multiple access- or schedule-based medium access control protocols to reduce per-query energy expenditure. We compare the performance of TSBQ to unicast- and local broadcast-based search algorithms and also determine a critical node density based on the energy expended by nodes to transmit and receive. Minimal energy expenditure is achieved by determining the optimal number of data/service replicates and the number of nodes designated to receive each query transmission. Numerical results indicate that TSBQ significantly reduces the total energy expenditure of a network as compared to unicast and local broadcast-based search protocols.

Inclusive pages

67-86

ISBN/ISSN

1018-4864

Comments

Permission documentation on file.

Publisher

Springer

Volume

35

Issue

1-2

Peer Reviewed

yes


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