Neighbor sensor networks: Increasing lifetime and eliminating partitioning through cooperation

Bicakci, Kemal and Bagci, Ibrahim Ethem and Tavli, Bulent and Pala, Zeydin (2013) Neighbor sensor networks: Increasing lifetime and eliminating partitioning through cooperation. Computer Standards and Interfaces, 35 (4). pp. 396-402. ISSN 0920-5489

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Abstract

In this paper we consider neighbor sensor networks which are defined as multiple wireless sensor networks under the administration of different authorities but located physically on the same area or close to each other. We construct a Linear Programming framework to characterize the cooperation of neighbor sensor networks in comparison to non-cooperating networks. We show that if neighbor sensor networks cooperate with each other for relaying data packets then this cooperation brings two advantages as compared to no cooperation case. First, lifetime of both networks is prolonged — the results of our analysis show that cooperation between neighbor sensor networks can significantly extend the overall network lifetime. Second, cooperation reduces the probability of disjoint partitions arising due to the limited transmission ranges of sensor nodes. When neighbor sensor networks cooperate, eliminating disjoint partitions is possible with sensors having shorter transmission ranges as demonstrated and quantified by our analysis.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Computer Standards and Interfaces
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3308
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 62946
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2013 08:54
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 03:48
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/62946

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