Achieving long-term surveillance in VigilNet

Tian He, Pascal Vicaire, Ting Yan, Qing Cao, Gang Zhou, Lin Gu, Liqian Luo, Radu Stoleru, John A. Stankovic, Tarek F. Abdelzaher

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Energy efficiency is a fundamental issue for outdoor sensor network systems. This paper presents the design and implementation of multi-dimensional power management strategies in VigilNet, a major recent effort to support longterm surveillance using power-constrained sensor devices. We integrate a novel tripwire service with an effective sentry and duty cycle scheduling in order to increase the system lifetime, collaboratively. Through extensive system implementation, we demonstrate the feasibility to achieve high surveillance performance and energy efficiency, simultaneously. We invest a fair amount of effort to evaluate our architecture with a network of 200 XSM motes in an outdoor environment, an extensive simulation with 10,000 nodes, as well as an analytical probabilistic model. These evaluations demonstrate the effectiveness of our integrated approach and identify many interesting lessons and guidelines, useful for the future development of energy-efficient sensor systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - INFOCOM 2006
Subtitle of host publication25th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
StatePublished - 2006
EventINFOCOM 2006: 25th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Apr 23 2006Apr 29 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X


OtherINFOCOM 2006: 25th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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