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Explicit solutions to analytical models of cross-layer protocol optimization in wireless sensor networks
Author(s): William S. Hortos
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Paper Abstract

The work is based on the interactions among the nodes of a wireless sensor network (WSN) to cooperatively process data from multiple sensors. Quality-of-service (QoS) metrics are associated with the quality of fused information: throughput, delay, packet error rate, etc. A multivariate point process (MVPP) model of discrete random events in WSNs establishes stochastic characteristics of optimal cross-layer protocols. In previous work by the author, discreteevent, cross-layer interactions in the MANET protocol are modeled in very general analytical terms with a set of concatenated design parameters and associated resource levels by multivariate point processes (MVPPs). Characterization of the "best" cross-layer designs for the MANET is formulated by applying the general theory of martingale representations to controlled MVPPs. Performance is described in terms of concatenated protocol parameters and controlled through conditional rates of the MVPPs. Assumptions on WSN characteristics simplify the dynamic programming conditions to yield mathematically tractable descriptions for the optimal routing protocols. Modeling limitations on the determination of closed-form solutions versus iterative explicit solutions for ad hoc WSN controls are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2009
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7352, Intelligent Sensing, Situation Management, Impact Assessment, and Cyber-Sensing, 735209 (19 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820501
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William S. Hortos, Associates in Communication Engineering Research and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7352:
Intelligent Sensing, Situation Management, Impact Assessment, and Cyber-Sensing
Stephen Mott; John F. Buford; Gabriel Jakobson, Editor(s)

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