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Adaptive routing using emergent protocols in wireless ad hoc sensor networks
Author(s): Richard R. Brooks; Matthew Pirretti; Mengxia Zu; S. S. Iyengar
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Paper 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 they: (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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5205, Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations XIII, (24 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.509087
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Richard R. Brooks, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Matthew Pirretti, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Mengxia Zu, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
S. S. Iyengar, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5205:
Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations XIII
Franklin T. Luk, Editor(s)

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