Exploring the energy-latency trade-off for broadcasts in energy-saving sensor networks

Matthew J. Miller, Cigdem Sengul, Indranil Gupta

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Abstract

Networking protocols for multi-hop wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are required to simultaneously minimize resource usage as well as optimize performance metrics such as latency and reliability. This paper explores the energy-latency-reliability trade-off for broadcast in multi-hop WSNs, by presenting a new protocol called PBBF (Probabuity-Based Broadcast Forwarding). PBBF works at the MAC layer and can be integrated into any sleep scheduling protocol. For a given application-defined level of reliability for broadcasts, the energy required and latency obtained are found to be inversely related to each other. Our analysis and simulation study quantify this relationship at the reliability boundary, as well as performance numbers to be expected from a deployment. PBBF essentially offers a WSN application designer considerable flexibility in choice of desired operation points.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages17-26
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Event25th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems - Columbus, OH, United States
Duration: Jun 6 2005Jun 10 2005

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Other25th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
CountryUnited States
CityColumbus, OH
Period6/6/056/10/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Miller, M. J., Sengul, C., & Gupta, I. (2005). Exploring the energy-latency trade-off for broadcasts in energy-saving sensor networks. 17-26. Paper presented at 25th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Columbus, OH, United States.