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A Tree Based Self-routing Scheme for Mobility Support in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Young-Duk Kim
  • Yeon-Mo Yang
  • Won-Seok Kang
  • Jin-Wook Kim
  • Jinung An
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 13)

Abstract

Recently, WSNs (Wireless Sensor Networks) with mobile robot is a growing technology that offer efficient communication services for anytime and anywhere applications. However, the tiny sensor node has very limited network resources due to its low battery power, low data rate, node mobility, and channel interference constraint between neighbors. Thus, in this paper, we proposed a tree based self-routing protocol for autonomous mobile robots based on beacon mode and implemented in real test-bed environments. The proposed scheme offers beacon based real-time scheduling for reliable association process between parent and child nodes. In addition, it supports smooth handover procedure by reducing flooding overhead of control packets. Throughout the performance evaluation by using a real test-bed system and simulation, we illustrate that our proposed scheme demonstrates promising performance for wireless sensor networks with mobile robots.

Keywords

Wireless Sensor Networks Handover Self-routing Mobile Robots 

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© ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Young-Duk Kim
    • 1
  • Yeon-Mo Yang
    • 2
  • Won-Seok Kang
    • 1
  • Jin-Wook Kim
    • 1
  • Jinung An
    • 1
  1. 1.Mobile Robot Lab.Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and TechnologySouth Korea
  2. 2.Dept. of Electronics EngineeringKumoh National Institute of TechnologySouth Korea

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