A Novel Mechanism for Routing in Highly Mobile Ad-hoc Sensor Networks

Tateson, J. and Marshall, Ian W. (2004) A Novel Mechanism for Routing in Highly Mobile Ad-hoc Sensor Networks. In: Karl, H. and Willig, W. and Wolisz, A., eds. Wireless Sensor Networks. LNCS, 2920/2 (2920). Springer , pp. 204-218. ISBN 978-3-540-20825-9. (Full text available)

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Abstract

This paper describes a novel routing mechanism for a network of highly mobile sensor nodes that routes data over dynamically changing topologies, using only information from nearest neighbours. The preferred forwarding directions of mobile sensor nodes are modelled as vectors, and a scalar trigger is used to determine data forwarding. Simulations have demonstrated that this technique operates successfully in sparse networks, where node movements are unpredictable, and data generation by nodes is non-uniform. The application scenario is a self-configuring network of mobile nodes, floating in the sea, that is tracking the movements of a shoal of fish. The requirements of the technique in terms of memory are minimal, with very few parameters and very little code being needed, as is appropriate for the low-powered microprocessors envisaged.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:01
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 11:28
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14033 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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