Opportunistic, Receiver-Initiated Data-Collection Protocol

  • Stefan Unterschütz
  • Christian Renner
  • Volker Turau
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7158)


This paper presents and evaluates ORiNoCo, a novel data-collection and event-reporting protocol for sensor networks. ORiNoCo is built upon the asynchronous duty-cycle protocol RI-MAC and breaks with the tradition of exchanging extensive neighborhood information, a cornerstone of many competing collection protocols and one of their major source of communication overhead and energy expenditure. The merit of this venture is an opportunistic, energy-efficient, latency-reducing, and self-stabilizing protocol. ORiNoCo comes at virtually no extra costs in terms of memory demand and communication overhead compared to RI-MAC. We derive theoretical boundaries for the improvements in radio efficiency, latency, and energy-consumption. ORiNoCo is verified with these findings via simulation and compared with CTP. ORiNoCo achieves lower energy-consumption while reducing end-to-end delays.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Unterschütz
    • 1
  • Christian Renner
    • 1
  • Volker Turau
    • 1
  1. 1.Hamburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany

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