An Energy-Aware Approach for Sensor Data Communication

H. Saputra, N. Vijaykrishnan, M. Kandemir, Richard R. Brooks, M. J. Irwin

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This chapter describes the proposed communication protocol employed for transmitting the sensed data among the nodes within a single cluster of a distributed sensor system. Different cryptography algorithms consume different amount of energy due to their different resource and computational requirements. In addition to reducing the energy consumption of communication, the proposed approach also addresses another important issue of providing security for sensed data transmissions. The chapter highlights the proposed approach by modeling the energy consumption of a StrongArm processor based sensor node. It explains the enhanced communication protocol for spatial locality value and discusses other related work in optimizing energy consumption and improving security in sensor networks. R. C. Shah and J. Rabaey present energy aware routing for low energy sensor networks by considering network survivability as their primary metric. Several works have focused on optimizing routing protocol, optimizing energy consumption, and improving security protocol for distributed sensor network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDistributed Sensor Networks
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition: Image and Sensor Signal Processing
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781439862834
ISBN (Print)9781439862827
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering

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