An Energy-Driven Design Methodology for Distributing DSP Applications across Wireless Sensor Networks

Chung-Ching Shen, William Plishker, Shuvra S. Bhattacharyya, Neil Goldsman
2007 28th IEEE International Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS 2007)  
Wireless sensor network (WSN) applications have been studied extensively in recent years. Such applications involve resource-limited embedded sensor nodes that have small size and low power requirements. Based on the need for extended network lifetimes in WSNs in terms of energy use, the energy efficiency of computation and communication operations in the embedded sensor nodes becomes critical. Digital signal processing (DSP) applications typically require intensive data processing operations.
more » ... hey are difficult to apply directly in resource-limited WSNs because their operational complexity can strongly influence the network lifetime. In this paper, we present a design methodology for modeling and implementing DSP applications applied to wireless sensor networks. This methodology explores efficient modeling techniques for DSP applications, including acoustic sensing and data processing; derives formulations of energy-driven partitioning for distributing such applications across wireless sensor networks; and develops efficient heuristic algorithms for finding partitioning results that maximize the network lifetime. A case study involving a speech recognition system demonstrates the capabilities of our proposed methodology.
doi:10.1109/rtss.2007.32 dblp:conf/rtss/ShenPBG07 fatcat:nhumgukhyfhd3fmsypmvm2hvme