Broadcasting info-pages to sensors: Efficiency vs. energy conservation

Yosef Alayev, Amotz Bar-Noy, Tom F. La Porta

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Abstract

In sensor networks applied to monitoring applications, individual sensors may perform preassigned or on-demand tasks, or missions. Data updates (info-pages) may be sent to sensors from a command center, via a time-division broadcast channel. Sensors are normally put in sleep mode when not actively listening, in order to conserve energy in their batteries. Hence, a schedule is required that specifies when sensors should listen for updates and when they should sleep. The performance of such a schedule is evaluated based on data-related costs and sensor-related costs. Data-related costs reflect the obsoleteness of current sensor data, or the delay while sensors wait for updated instructions. Sensor-related costs reflect the energy that sensors consume while accessing the broadcast channel and while switching between the active and sleeping modes (rebooting). Our goal is a schedule with the minimum total cost. Previous related work has explored data-related costs, but listening cost has been addressed only under the assumption that the rebooting operation is free. This paper formulates a new cost model, which recognizes the cost of sensor rebooting. We derive an optimal schedule for the single-sensor setting. We proceed to consider schedules of multiple sensors, and formulate a mathematical program to find an optimal fractional schedule for this setting. Several heuristics for scheduling multiple sensors are introduced and analyzed, and various tradeoffs among the cost factors are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 5th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON
Pages368-376
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 19 2008
Event5th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON 2008 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2008Jun 20 2008

Publication series

Name2008 5th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON

Other

Other5th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period6/16/086/20/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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    Alayev, Y., Bar-Noy, A., & La Porta, T. F. (2008). Broadcasting info-pages to sensors: Efficiency vs. energy conservation. In 2008 5th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON (pp. 368-376). [4557775] (2008 5th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON). https://doi.org/10.1109/SAHCN.2008.52