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Title: Data-centric communication strategy for wireless sensor networks

Authors: Tetsuro Kuniyasu; Tetsuya Shigeyasu

Addresses: Program in Information and Management Systems, Graduate School of Comprehensive Scientific Research, Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Japan ' Department of Management Information Systems, Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Japan

Abstract: Recently, the popularity of the internet of things technology has highlighted the importance of performance for gathering data over multi-hop wireless sensor nodes. Data obtained from the sensor nodes is used by individual as well as multiple users. Therefore, a data-centric communication strategy is ideal for efficient data gathering and delivery. This paper proposes the implementation of a new data-centric communication strategy based on the named data network (NDN) to wireless sensor network (WSN) for achieving efficient communication performance. We discuss the modification of the NDN, which is originally developed for a wired network, for achieving better communication performance even in wireless communication networks. Specifically, we discuss the methods for constructing the reverse path of the required contents and for selecting the adequate next hop relay node of the forwarding interest. We propose new methods considering the broadcast nature of the wireless channels. Using computer simulations, we confirm that our proposed methods reduce the redundant transmissions by selecting a proper route based on network conditions.

Keywords: data-centric communication; data collecting system; in-network cache; wireless sensor network; WSN.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSC.2018.091193

International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 2018 Vol.8 No.1, pp.30 - 39

Received: 13 Oct 2017
Accepted: 18 Dec 2017

Published online: 10 Apr 2018 *

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