Study of Fault Detection Based on Benzene Ring in Wireless Sensor Networks

Qing Shao, Jia Lin Ma, Yun Wei
2012 Advanced Engineering Forum  
Large scale and limited resources of wireless sensor networks(WSNs) increase the need to cope with node failures. This paper proposes a novel mechanism for the detection of node failures in WSNs. We designed a structure of benzene ring with symmetry. A benzene ring consists of a center node and several child nodes. Reliable communication links among these nodes. Each node maintains a list of its neighbors. The center node delegates detection service and make decisions about faulty nodes based
more » ... aulty nodes based on its child nodes' available resources. Compared with other solutions, our mechanism can reduce energy consumption, decrease the number of neighborhoods and extend network lifetime. Simulation experiments show the performance and viability of the mechanism.
doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/aef.6-7.1167 fatcat:utpia76g4vg5tadcpgocptymj4