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A Distributed Data Storage Protocol for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks With Mobile Sinks

Abstract

This paper presents ProFlex, a distributed data storage protocol for large-scale heterogeneous wireless sensor networks (HWSNs) with mobile sinks. ProFlex guarantees robustness in data collection by intelligently managing data replication among selected storage nodes in the network. Contrarily to related protocols in the literature, ProFlex onsiders the resource constraints of sensor nodes and constructs multiple data replication structures, which are managed by more powerful nodes. Additionally, ProFlex takes advantage of the higher communication range of such powerful nodes and uses the long-range links to improve data distribution by storage nodes. When compared with related protocols, we show through simulation that Proflex has an acceptable performance under message loss scenarios, decreases the overhead of transmitted messages, and decreases the occurrence of the energy hole problem. Moreover, we propose an improvement that allows the protocol to leverage the inherent data correlation and redundancy of wireless sensor networks in order to decrease even further the protocol's overhead without affecting the quality of the data distribution by storage nodes.
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hal-00758836 , version 1 (29-11-2012)

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  • HAL Id : hal-00758836 , version 1

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Guilherme Maia, Daniel L. Guidoni, Aline Carneiro Viana, André L. L. Aquino, Raquel A. F. Mini, et al.. A Distributed Data Storage Protocol for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks With Mobile Sinks. Ad Hoc Networks, 2012. ⟨hal-00758836⟩
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