On the Effects of Aggregation on Reliability in Sensor Networks

Benson, Jonathan and Roedig, Utz and Barroso, Andre and Sreenan, Cormac J. (2007) On the Effects of Aggregation on Reliability in Sensor Networks. In: Vehicular Technology Conference, 2007. VTC2007-Spring. IEEE 65th. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 145-149. ISBN 1-4244-0266-2

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Data collected in a sensor network is transported hop-by-hop to a sink for further analysis. The quality of the analysis depends on the amount of data reaching the sink. Hence, data transport reliability influences the quality of the analysis. Data aggregation is a common method used in sensor networks to reduce the amount of messages transported. By aggregating, the data contained in several messages is fused into one single message. Therefore, data aggregation significantly influences the overall data transport reliability observed at the sink. This influence is analyzed and described analytically and by experiment within this paper. Furthermore it is shown how the influence of data aggregation on data transport reliability can be controlled for a particular class of data gathering application.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qa75
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 12993
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 21 Jun 2008 22:03
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 23:25
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12993

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