A low-delay energy-efficient decision strategy in duty-cycled wireless sensor networks
by Lijie Xu; Haipeng Dai; Guihai Chen
International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET), Vol. 17, No. 2, 2015

Abstract: In many event-driven wireless sensor networks (WSNs) where sensor nodes are often put in a duty-cycled mode for energy saving, event delay and energy efficiency are always at odds. Detection of rare events in a fast and energy-efficient manner is an important and challenging issue in WSNs. In this paper, we aim at the moderate-scale networks and propose a fully distributed low-delay energy-efficient decision strategy (LEDS) to handle this problem. By adopting an online cooperative scheme between neighbouring sensing nodes, LEDS avoids the redundant transmissions and achieves a good network performance involving delay and energy efficiency. Moreover, we also extend our solution to the large-scale networks by combining LEDS with a sink augmentation scheme. Finally, our simulation results reveal that LEDS exhibits a quite good tradeoff between average event delay and network lifetime, and also outperforms the existing solution.

Online publication date: Sat, 07-Mar-2015

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