Efficient and Robust Data Dissemination Using Limited Extra Network Knowledge

  • Ioannis Chatzigiannakis
  • Athanasios Kinalis
  • Sotiris Nikoletseas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4026)

Abstract

We propose a new data dissemination protocol for wireless sensor networks, that basically pulls some additional knowledge about the network in order to subsequently improve data forwarding towards the sink. This extra information is still local, limited and obtained in a distributed manner. This extra knowledge is acquired by only a small fraction of sensors thus the extra energy cost only marginally affects the overall protocol efficiency. The new protocol has low latency and manages to propagate data successfully even in the case of low densities. Furthermore, we study in detail the effect of failures and show that our protocol is very robust. In particular, we implement and evaluate the protocol using large scale simulation, showing that it significantly outperforms well known relevant solutions in the state of the art.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis Chatzigiannakis
    • 1
  • Athanasios Kinalis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sotiris Nikoletseas
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Technology InstitutePatrasGreece
  2. 2.Department of Computer Engineering and InformaticsUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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