Data Aware Communication for Energy Harvesting Sensor Networks

  • Mohamed S. HefeidaEmail author
  • Fahad Saeed
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9674)


We propose a Data Aware Communication Technique (DACT) that reduces energy consumption in Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks (EH-WSN). DACT takes advantage of the data correlation present in household EH-WSN applications to reduce communication overhead. It adapts its functionality according to correlations in data communicated over the EH-WSN and operates independently from spatial and temporal correlations without requiring location information. Our results show that DACT improves communication efficiency of sensor nodes and can help reduce idle energy consumption in an average-size home by up to 90 % as compared to spatial/temporal correlation-based communication techniques.


Sensor networks Energy harvesting Energy efficiency Data collection Data redundancy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American University of the Middle EastEqailaKuwait
  2. 2.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

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