Int. J. of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence   »   2012 Vol.2, No.2

 

 

Title: Impact of mobile sink nodes on performance of wireless sensor networks

 

Authors: Tao Yang; Tetsuya Oda; Leonard Barolli; Fatos Xhafa

 

Addresses:
Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), 3-30-1 Wajiro-Higashi, Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan.
Graduate School of Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), 3-30-1 Wajiro-Higashi, Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan.
Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), 3-30-1 Wajiro-Higashi, Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan.
Department of Languages and Informatics Systems, Technical University of Catalonia, C/Jordi Girona 1-3, 08034, Barcelona, Spain

 

Abstract: Event detection is a major issue for applications of wireless sensor networks. In order to detect an event, a sensor network has to identify which application-specific incident has occurred based on the raw data gathered by individual sensor nodes. Sensor networks are a sensing, computing and communication infrastructure that are able to observe and respond to phenomena in the natural environment and in our physical and cyber infrastructure. In this paper, we propose a sensor network with mobile and static sensor nodes. We investigate how the sensor network performs in the case when the sensor nodes move. We compare the simulation results for two cases: the sensor network with stationary sensor nodes and multi mobile sensor nodes. The simulation results have shown that for the multi mobile sensors, the goodput is unstable. Also, the goodput of stationary sensors is better than multi mobile sensors. In case of consumed energy, the consumed energy of multi mobile sensors is better than stationary sensors. Also, the RE of multi mobile sensors is better than stationary sensors.

 

Keywords: wireless sensor networks; WSNs; multiple mobile sensors; goodput; depletion; routing efficiency; radio modelling; mobile sink nodes; event detection; stationary sensor nodes; energy consumption.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJITCC.2012.048483

 

Int. J. of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence, 2012 Vol.2, No.2, pp.155 - 170

 

Available online: 11 Aug 2012

 

 

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