Distributed Adaptation Methods for Wireless Sensor Networks

R. R. Brooks, M. Pirretti, M. Zhu, S. S. Iyengar

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Abstract

This paper presents distributed adaptation techniques for use in wireless sensor networks. As an example application, we consider data routing by a sensor network in an urban terrain. The adaptation methods are based on ideas from physics, biology, and chemistry. All approaches are emergent behaviors in that: (i) perform global adaptation using only locally available information, (ii) have strong stochastic components, and (iii) use both positive and negative feedback to steer themselves. We analyze the approaches' ability to adapt, robustness to internal errors, and power consumption. Comparisons to standard wireless communications techniques are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages2967-2971
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2003
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 1 Dec 20035 Dec 2003

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OtherIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period1/12/035/12/03

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Emergence
  • Sensor networks

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    Brooks, R. R., Pirretti, M., Zhu, M., & Iyengar, S. S. (2003). Distributed Adaptation Methods for Wireless Sensor Networks. 2967-2971. Paper presented at IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03, San Francisco, CA, United States.