Energy-efficient communication protocol in linear wireless sensor networks
PublisherSARTI Technological Development Centre of Remote Acquisition and Data processing Systems
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Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been widely recognized as a promising technology that can enhance various aspects of structure monitoring and border surveillance. Typical applications, such as sensors embedded in the outer surface of a pipeline or mounted along the supporting structure of a bridge, feature a linear sensor arrangement. Economical power use of sensor nodes is essential for long-lasting operation. In this paper, we present wireless High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) a novel approach to energy-efficient data routing to a single control center in a linear sensor topology. Applying a standard data layer along with a time division multiple access (TDMA)-based Medium Access Control (MAC) and time synchronization technique specifically designed for the linear topology, we address the interoperability problem with guaranteed energy efficiency and data link performance in linear sensor topology.
CitationMihai Toma, Daniel; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del; Manuel Lázaro, Antonio. Energy-efficient communication protocol in linear wireless sensor networks. "Instrumentation viewpoint", 2012, vol. Winter, núm. 13, p. 18-19.