Energy-efficient image transmission in sensor networks Online publication date: Fri, 04-Jul-2008
by Vincent Lecuire, Cristian Duran-Faundez, Nicolas Krommenacker
International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET), Vol. 4, No. 1/2, 2008
Abstract: In this paper, we propose two image transmission schemes driven by energy efficiency considerations in order to be suitable for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). The first one is an open-loop image transmission scheme while the second one is closed-loop. Both schemes are based on wavelet image transform and semi-reliable transmission to achieve energy conservation. Wavelet image transform provides data decomposition in multiple levels of resolution, so the image can be divided into packets with different priorities. Semi-reliable transmission enables priority-based packet discarding by intermediate nodes according to their battery's state-of-charge. Such an image transmission approach provides a graceful trade-off between the image quality played out and the sensor nodes' lifetime. An analytical study in terms of dissipated energy is performed to compare our two schemes to a fully reliable image transmission scheme. Since image processing is computationally intensive and operates on a large data set, the cost of the wavelet image transform is considered in the energy consumption analysis. Results show up to 70% and 90% reductions in energy consumption with the open-loop and closed-loop schemes, respectively, compared to a non-energy-aware one, with a guarantee for the image quality to be lower-bounded.
Online publication date: Fri, 04-Jul-2008
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.
If you still need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org