Title: Collecting all data continuously in wireless sensor networks with a mobile base station

Authors: Jie Li; Xiucai Ye; Li Xu; Huaibei Liu

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki, 3058573, Japan ' Department of Computer Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki, 3058573, Japan ' Key Laboratory of Network Security and Cryptology, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, Fujian, 350007, China ' Provincial Key Laboratory of Information Network Engineering, Fuzhou, Fujian, 350003, China; Institute of Scientific and Technological Information, Fuzhou, Fujian, 350003, China

Abstract: In this paper, we present a novel coding scheme called separate coding (SC) for collecting all data continuously in wireless sensor networks with a mobile base station (mBS). By separately encoding a certain number of data segments in a combined segment, and storing the combined segments in the corresponding buffers of each sensor node, the SC scheme provides an efficient storage method to collect all data segments. By randomly querying a small subset of sensor nodes, the mBS can reconstruct all the original data segments with high probability. We prove that the success ratio of SC-based data collection is very close to 100%. The number of sensor nodes that should be queried by the mBS can be reduced with a few additional storage space in each sensor node. The performance evaluation has been conducted through computer simulations. It further demonstrates the feasibility and superiority of the proposed SC scheme.

Keywords: separate coding; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; continuous data collection; mobile base stations; mBS; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSE.2015.072647

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2015 Vol.11 No.3, pp.239 - 248

Available online: 23 Oct 2015 *

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