Title: Energy-efficient real-time deployment of mobile sensors in disaster-prone location

Authors: Williams Paul Nwadiugwu; Dong-Seong Kim; Jae-Min Lee

Addresses: Networked Systems Laboratory, Department of IT Convergence Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk, South Korea ' Networked Systems Laboratory, Department of IT Convergence Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk, South Korea ' Networked Systems Laboratory, Department of IT Convergence Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk, South Korea

Abstract: Recent research works on real-time robot-assisted mobile sensor deployment have become rapid, as they tend to accomplish problem-solving tasks at both safe location and unsafe location. This paper proposes a technique to achieve a real-time energy-efficient deployment of mobile sensors in a disaster-prone location using a path-tracking algorithm. An enhanced path-tracking algorithm was introduced to be able to deploy mobile sensors in both presence and absence of obstacles. The simulation result investigates the real-time performances of the mobile sensor nodes deployment with respect to factors such as the minimal energy consumption of the nodes with neighbourhood sharing scheme, the end-to-end system threshold and the time variance for the deployed sensor nodes to reach the target location and back to the base station.

Keywords: data centre; disaster-prone location; IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee); GPS-less mobile sensors deployment; path-tracking scheme.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2019.101918

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2019 Vol.23 No.3, pp.307 - 327

Received: 17 Feb 2018
Accepted: 31 Mar 2018

Published online: 02 Jul 2019 *

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