Abstract Reporting and Reformation Schemes for Wireless Sensor Networks

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Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 72)


Energy resource constraints inherent in wireless sensor network deployments limit the amount of data that can be transported to a destination sink. An alternative strategy that could be invoked to address this issue is to only report the data sample when there is significant change in the sensed data from sensor nodes, and reconstruct the unreported data at the base station without compromising the needs of the application. It is shown that judicious reporting of data significantly reduces the number of packets that are transmitted. In this paper, a mechanism that adopts these principles, referred to as Abstract Reporting and Reformation (ARR), is proposed and demonstrated.


Abstract Reporting and Reformation Data Aggregation Wireless Sensor Networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre of Intelligent Dynamic Communications, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Communication Technology, Faculty of Information and Communication TechnologyUniversity of Tunku Abdul RahmanKamparMalaysia
  3. 3.MIMOS Berhad, Wireless Network and Protocol ResearchTechnology Park MalaysiaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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