Title: On human mobility assisted data collection in wireless sensor networks

Authors: Zhuo Li; Wen-zhong Li; Sang-lu Lu; Dao-xu Chen

Addresses: School of Computer Science, Beijing Information Science and Technology University, Beijing 100101, China; Beijing Key Laboratory of Internet Culture and Digital Dissemination Research, Beijing Information Science and Technology University, Beijing 100101, China ' National Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210046, China ' National Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210046, China ' National Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210046, China

Abstract: Mobile element based data collection has been developed for wireless sensor networks. In the existing work, mobility controlled devices are usually needed. We propose a data collection scheme based on human mobility in this paper, which is more energy efficient. We analyse its performance theoretically. Our work is based on the SLAW mobility model, which has been proposed recently according to the features of human mobility. We develop mathematical methods to calculate the expected waiting time for the sensing data and the expected queue length at the sensors. The correctness of our methods has been proved through numerical simulations.

Keywords: data collection; human mobility; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; mobile elements; energy efficiency; waiting time; queue length; numerical simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2015.072861

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2015 Vol.19 No.3/4, pp.141 - 149

Available online: 05 Nov 2015 *

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