Scalable data dissemination protocol for wireless sensor networks

Haifeng Lu, Chuan Heng Foh, Jianfei Cai

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Opportunistic wireless transmission is a technique offering collaboration of simultaneous flows to achieve error resilient transmissions. In this paper, we introduce the use of opportunistic wireless transmission for data diffusion which deals with the all-to-all data dissemination in a wireless sensor network. Our design turns the network infrastructure into a single fountain encoder where source packets arrive from each sensor node and these packets are encoded while flooding throughout the entire network to all nodes. Simulation and analysis are carried out showing that our proposed opportunistic data diffusion achieves efficient and error resilient all-to-all data dissemination. The results confirm that our solution offers not only efficient and reliable all-to-all data dissemination over lossy wireless links, but also scalability to large networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 18th IEEE International Conference on Networks, ICON 2012
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467345217
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Networks 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 12 Dec 201214 Dec 2012
Conference number: 18th (Proceedings)

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NameIEEE International Conference on Networks, ICON
ISSN (Print)1556-6463


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Networks 2012
Abbreviated titleICON 2012
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