Title: A joint data transmission and queue management for emergency application in delay-tolerant mobile sensor networks

Authors: Jie Li; Qiyue Li; Hao Zhou

Addresses: School of Computer and Information, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, Anhui, China ' School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, Anhui, China ' School of Computer Science and Technology, University of Technology and Science, Hefei 230027, Anhui, China

Abstract: A joint data transmission and queue management is proposed for emergency application in delay-tolerant mobile sensor networks (DT-MSNs). Based on AHP method, data queue can be prioritised in an organised way via structuring hierarchy, comparing weight metrics and then making decision. With the joint transfers of control and initiate data it can achieve fast response to emergency and deal with the urgent case timely. Evaluation results show that the proposal outperforms the conventional schemes with more effective data management and lower transmission delay for urgent data.

Keywords: DT-MSNs; delay-tolerant MSNs; mobile sensor networks; data queue management; priority; analytical hierarchy process; AHP; data transmission; emergency applications; delay tolerance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2016.079315

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2016 Vol.22 No.1, pp.67 - 74

Received: 19 May 2014
Accepted: 17 Sep 2014

Published online: 23 Sep 2016 *

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