An energy efficient communication scheme for distributed computing applications in wireless sensor networks

Koushik Sinha, Bhabani P. Sinha

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Abstract

We propose a new energy efficient communication scheme for multi-hop wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Our run-zero encoding (RZE) communication scheme utilizes the concepts of the RBNSiZeComm protocol introduced in [1, 3, 2]. However, unlike RBNSiZeComm, RZE simultaneously saves energy at both the transmitter and receiver. Also, maintaining synchronization between transmitter and receiver is easier in RZE. Implementation of RZE is based on the transceiver design proposed in [1] that uses a hybrid modulation scheme involving FSK and ASK to keep the cost/complexity of the radio device low. With this non-coherent detection based receiver and assuming equal likelihood of all possible binary strings of a given length, we show that there is a 35.2% savings in energy on an average at the transmitter compared to binary FSK, for additive white gaussian noise (AWGN) channels. Simultaneously, the receiver experiences a savings of 12.5% on an average. These results establish the utility of RZE as a suitable candidate for communication in wireless sensor networks in order to enable distributed computing applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed Computing and Internet Technology - 5th International Conference, ICDCIT 2008, Proceedings
Pages139-144
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event5th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, ICDCIT 2008 - New Delhi, India
Duration: 10 Dec 200812 Dec 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5375 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, ICDCIT 2008
CountryIndia
CityNew Delhi
Period10/12/0812/12/08

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Sinha, K., & Sinha, B. P. (2008). An energy efficient communication scheme for distributed computing applications in wireless sensor networks. In Distributed Computing and Internet Technology - 5th International Conference, ICDCIT 2008, Proceedings (pp. 139-144). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5375 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89737-8_14