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Mind the SmartGap: A Buffer Management Algorithm for Delay Tolerant Wireless Sensor Networks
KTH Royal Inst Technol, NSLab, Sch ICT, Stockholm, Sweden..
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Computer Science.
KTH Royal Inst Technol, NSLab, Sch ICT, Stockholm, Sweden..
KTH Royal Inst Technol, NSLab, Sch ICT, Stockholm, Sweden..
2015 (English)In: Wireless Sensor Networks: 12th European Conference, EWSN 2015, Porto, Portugal, February 9-11, 2015. Proceedings, Springer, 2015, 104-119 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Abstract [en]

Limited memory capacity is one of the major constraints in Delay Tolerant Wireless Sensor Networks. Efficient management of the memory is critical to the performance of the network. This paper proposes a novel buffer management algorithm, SmartGap, a Quality of Information (QoI) targeted buffer management algorithm. That is, in a wireless sensor network that continuously measures a parameter which changes over time, such as temperature, the value of a single packet is governed by an estimation of its contribution to the recreation of the original signal. Attractive features of SmartGap include a low computational complexity and a simplified reconstruction of the original signal. An analysis and simulations in which the performance of SmartGap is compared with the performance of several commonly used buffer management algorithms in wireless sensor networks are provided in the paper. The simulations suggest that SmartGap indeed provides significantly improved QoI compared the other evaluated algorithms.

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Springer, 2015. 104-119 p.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 8965
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Computer Science
Research subject
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41646DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-15582-1_7ISI: 000357677300007ISBN: 978-3-319-15582-1; 978-3-319-15581-4 OAI: diva2:918476
The 12th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN), Feb 09-11, 2015, Porto, Portugal
Available from: 2016-04-11 Created: 2016-04-11 Last updated: 2016-05-31Bibliographically approved

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