A network-aware framework for energy-efficient data acquisition in wireless sensor networks

Andreou, Panayiotis G. orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-6369-1094, Zeinalipour-Yazti, Demetrios, Samaras, George S. and Chrysanthis, Panos K. (2014) A network-aware framework for energy-efficient data acquisition in wireless sensor networks. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 46 . 227 - 240. ISSN 1084-8045

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnca.2014.08.010


Wireless sensor networks enable users to monitor the physical world at an extremely high fidelity. In order to collect the data generated by these tiny-scale devices, the data management community has proposed the utilization of declarative data-acquisition frameworks. While these frameworks have facilitated the energy-efficient retrieval of data from the physical environment, they were agnostic of the underlying network topology and also did not support advanced query processing semantics. In this paper we present KSpot+, a distributed network-aware framework that optimizes network efficiency by combining three components: (i) the tree balancing module, which balances the workload of each sensor node by constructing efficient network topologies; (ii) the workload balancing module, which minimizes data reception inefficiencies by synchronizing the sensor network activity intervals; and (iii) the query processing module, which supports advanced query processing semantics. In order to validate the efficiency of our approach, we have developed a prototype implementation of KSpot+ in nesC and JAVA. In our experimental evaluation, we thoroughly assess the performance of KSpot+ using real datasets and show that KSpot+ provides significant energy reductions under a variety of conditions, thus significantly prolonging the longevity of a WSN.

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