Leadership protocol for S-Nets

T.C. Henderson
Conference Documentation International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems. MFI 2001 (Cat. No.01TH8590)  
Smart Sensor Networks (S-nets) are groups of stationary agents (S-elements) which provide distributed sensing, computation, and communication in an environment. In order to integrate information from individual agents and to efficiently transmit this information to other agents, these devices must be able to create local groups (S-clusters). A leadership protocol that creates static clusters has been previously proposed. Here, we further develop this protocol to allow for dynamic cluster
more » ... amic cluster updating. This accommodates on-the-fly network re-organization in response to environmental disturbances or the gain or loss of S-elements. We outline an informal argument for the correctness of this revised protocol. We describe our embedded system implementation of the leadership protocol in simulation and using a colony of robots. Finally, we present results demonstrating both implementations.
doi:10.1109/mfi.2001.1013549 fatcat:hld2bsgutfbnngrtnhyhcjmxfi