Title: Mining and visualising wireless sensor network data

Authors: Song Ci

Addresses: Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Abstract: In this paper, we propose a new network management framework for large-scale randomly-deployed sensor networks, called Energy Map, which explores the inherent relationships between the energy consumption and the sensor operation. Through nonlinear manifold learning algorithms, we are able to: 1) visualise the residual energy level of each sensor in a largescale network 2) infer the sensor locations and the current network topology through mining the collected residual energy data in a randomly-deployed sensor network 3) explore the inherent relation between sensor operation and energy consumption to find the dynamic patterns from a large volume of sensor network data for further network design, such as which set of sensors in a network will be the best candidates to be the future cluster heads, which is usually very important to develop a good sensor network protocol stack such as clustering algorithms and routing protocols.

Keywords: wireless sensor networks; WSNs; network management; data mining; machine learning; wireless networks; energy consumption; sensor operation; visualisation; sensor locations; network topology; network design; cluster heads; clustering algorithms; routing protocols.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2007.014366

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2007 Vol.2 No.5/6, pp.350 - 357

Published online: 03 Jul 2007 *

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