Maximizing data extraction in energy-limited sensor networks

N. Sadagopan, B. Krishnamachari
We examine the problem of maximizing data collection from an energy-limited store-and-extract wireless sensor network, which is analogous to the maximum lifetime problem of interest in continuous data-gathering sensor networks. One significant difference is that this problem requires attention to "data-awareness" in addition to "energy-awareness." We formulate the maximum data extraction problem as a linear program and present a ¢ ¤ £ ¦ ¥ iterative approximation algorithm for it. As a practical
more » ... distributed implementation we develop a faster greedy heuristic for this problem that uses an exponential metric based on the approximation algorithm. We then show through simulation results that the greedy heuristic incorporating this exponential metric performs nearoptimally (within 1 to 20% of optimal, with low overhead) and significantly better than other shortest-path routing approaches, particularly when nodes are heterogeneous in their energy and data availability.
doi:10.1109/infcom.2004.1354583 dblp:conf/infocom/SadagopanK04 fatcat:j5n2eksq3vhbdcfyc34ouaufou