DSS: Dynamic Switching Sets for Prolonging Network Lifetime in Sensor Nodes

Amjed Abdul Majeed, Tanveer Zia

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One of the most highly researched issues in wireless sensor networks is prolonging network lifetime. This is due to the limited battery capacity of a deployed node in the field of interest. It would be costly, impractical and sometimes impossible to replace their batteries once they are deployed in a remote field. When a large number of these sensor nodes are deployed (e.g. thousands) and if not properly handled, this can also lead to collisions during transmission and network congestion. This will no doubt increase latency and reduce efficiency in terms of energy consumption. We propose a practical solution called DSS (Dynamic Switching Sets) to solve the problem of network congestion as well as prolonging network lifetime. The Dynamic Switching Sets algorithm divides the scattered deployed nodes (in a non-deterministic) of the entire WSN in the field of interest into multiple DSS. An active DSS running an application would also maintain coverage of the entire sensory area while the remaining DSS are in sleeping mode waiting for their sequential turn to come alive to an active mode in a predefined sequence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 37th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2012)
EditorsTom Pfeifer, Anura Jayasumana, Damla Turgut
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467321297
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 37th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks: LCN Workshops 2012 - Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater, United States
Duration: 22 Oct 201225 Oct 2012
https://www.ieeelcn.org/prior/LCN37/index.html (Conference website)
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6415465 (Conference proceedings)


Conference2012 37th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks
Country/TerritoryUnited States
OtherThe IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, is one of the networking industry's oldest, continuously running conferences. The LCN focuses on practical, leading-edge applications and research in the area of computer networks. It has an informal, workshop-style atmosphere, offering significant opportunity for speakers, panelists, and attendees to spend time together. The papers presented at the LCN are subject to thorough peer review and are published in the LCN Proceedings (online available via IEEE Xplore). Attendees come from around the world.
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