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ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN), Volume 10 Issue 1, November 2013

AS-MAC: Utilizing the adaptive spreading code length for wireless sensor networks
Fei Qin, John E. Mitchell
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/2529921

In many modern advanced Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) applications, the system is expected to deliver intensive traffic loads in harsh RF environment. In this article, an MAC protocol has been proposed which will utilize the adaptive spreading...

On energy-efficient trap coverage in wireless sensor networks
Jiming Chen, Junkun Li, Shibo He, Tian He, Yu Gu, Youxian Sun
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/2529973

In wireless sensor networks (WSNs), trap coverage has recently been proposed to trade off between the availability of sensor nodes and sensing performance. It offers an efficient framework to tackle the challenge of limited resources in...

Achieving full-view coverage in camera sensor networks
Yi Wang, Guohong Cao
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/2529974

Camera sensors are different from traditional scalar sensors, as cameras at different positions can form very different views of the object. However, traditional coverage model does not consider this intrinsic property of camera sensors. To...

The GINSENG system for wireless monitoring and control: Design and deployment experiences
Tony O'donovan, James Brown, Felix Büsching, Alberto Cardoso, José Cecílio, Jose Do Ó, Pedro Furtado, Paulo Gil, Anja Jugel, Wolf-Bastian Pöttner, Utz Roedig, Jorge Sá Silva, Ricardo Silva, Cormac J. Sreenan, Vasos Vassiliou, Thiemo Voigt, Lars Wolf, Zinon Zinonos
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/2529975

Today's industrial facilities, such as oil refineries, chemical plants, and factories, rely on wired sensor systems to monitor and control the production processes. The deployment and maintenance of such cabled systems is expensive and inflexible....

Compression in wireless sensor networks: A survey and comparative evaluation
M. A. Razzaque, Chris Bleakley, Simon Dobson
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/2528948

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are highly resource constrained in terms of power supply, memory capacity, communication bandwidth, and processor performance. Compression of sampling, sensor data, and communications can significantly improve the...

Connectivity-based and anchor-free localization in large-scale 2D/3D sensor networks
Guang Tan, Hongbo Jiang, Shengkai Zhang, Zhimeng Yin, Anne-Marie Kermarrec
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/2529976

A connectivity-based and anchor-free three-dimensional localization (CATL) scheme is presented for large-scale sensor networks with concave regions. It distinguishes itself from previous work with a combination of three features: (1) it works for...

A study towards applying thermal inertia for energy conservation in rooms
Yi Yuan, Dawei Pan, Dan Wang, Xiaohua Xu, Yu Peng, Xiyuan Peng, Peng-Jun Wan
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/2529050

We are in an age where people are paying increasing attention to energy conservation around the world. The heating and air-conditioning systems of buildings introduce one of the largest chunks of energy expenses. In this article, we make a key...

Joint k-coverage and data gathering in sparsely deployed sensor networks -- Impact of purposeful mobility and heterogeneity
Habib M. Ammari
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/2529978

Coverage is one of the fundamental concepts in the design of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in the sense that the monitoring quality of a phenomenon depends on the quality of service provided by the sensors in terms of how well a field of...

Gauss-seidel correction algorithm: A macroscopic model-derived routing algorithm for WSNs
Ren-Song Ko, Po-Liang Lin, Pei-Yu Chiang
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/2529190

A Gauss-Seidel correction (GSC) routing algorithm for wireless sensor networks is presented in which packets are transmitted with additional information which can be exchanged among nodes to correct the current routing paths and achieve load...

An adaptive sensor sleeping solution based on sleeping multipath routing and duty-cycled MAC protocols
Ou Yang, Wendi Heinzelman
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/2529977

Various applications of wireless sensor networks require multihop data transmission over error-prone wireless links, hence multipath routing can be used to meet the application's reliability requirement. On the other hand, wireless sensors are...

Design, development, and performance evaluation of a low-cost, low-power wake-up radio system for wireless sensor networks
Joaquim Oller, Ilker Demirkol, Jordi Casademont, Josep Paradells
Article No.: 11
DOI: 10.1145/2529452

Energy-efficient operation is a challenge for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). A common method employed for this purpose is duty-cycled operation, which extends battery lifetime yet incurs several types of energy wastes and challenges. A promising...

Duty-cycle optimization for IEEE 802.15.4 wireless sensor networks
Pangun Park, Sinem Coleri Ergen, Carlo Fischione, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
Article No.: 12
DOI: 10.1145/2529979

Most applications of wireless sensor networks require reliable and timely data communication with maximum possible network lifetime under low traffic regime. These requirements are very critical especially for the stability of wireless sensor and...

Controlled and self-organized routing for large-scale wireless sensor networks
Daichi Kominami, Masashi Sugano, Masayuki Murata, Takaaki Hatauchi
Article No.: 13
DOI: 10.1145/2529920

Improving the scalability and robustness of wireless sensor networks is an important task, and much research on self-organization has been conducted toward this end. However, desired behavior is not yet guaranteed in much larger networks based on...

STARR-DCS: Spatio-temporal adaptation of random replication for data-centric storage
Ángel Cuevas, Manuel Urueña, Gustavo de Veciana, Aditya Yadav
Article No.: 14
DOI: 10.1145/2529980

This article presents a novel framework for data-centric storage (DCS) in a wireless sensor and actor network (WSAN) that employs a randomly selected set of data replication nodes, which also change over time. This enables reductions in the...

Acoustical ranging techniques in embedded wireless sensor networked devices
Prasant Misra, Navinda Kottege, Branislav Kusy, Diethelm Ostry, Sanjay Jha
Article No.: 15
DOI: 10.1145/2529981

Location sensing provides endless opportunities for a wide range of applications in GPS-obstructed environments, where, typically, there is a need for a higher degree of accuracy. In this article, we focus on robust range estimation, an...

CTP: An efficient, robust, and reliable collection tree protocol for wireless sensor networks
Omprakash Gnawali, Rodrigo Fonseca, Kyle Jamieson, Maria Kazandjieva, David Moss, Philip Levis
Article No.: 16
DOI: 10.1145/2529988

We describe CTP, a collection routing protocol for wireless sensor networks. CTP uses three techniques to provide efficient, robust, and reliable routing in highly dynamic network conditions. CTP's link estimator accurately estimates link...

Improving wireless link simulation using multilevel markov models
Ankur Kamthe, Miguel Á Carreira-Perpiñán, Alberto E. Cerpa
Article No.: 17
DOI: 10.1145/2529991

Modeling the behavior of 802.15.4 links is a nontrivial problem, because 802.15.4 links experience different level of dynamics at short and long time scales. This makes the design of a suitable model that combines the different dynamics at...