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Performance Evaluation of the Impact of Mobile Base Station on Clustered Wireless Sensor Networks


Guru, ASM and Smith, D and Shu, Y and de Souza, P, Performance Evaluation of the Impact of Mobile Base Station on Clustered Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Sensors 2009 Conference Proceedings, 25-28 October 2009, Christchurch, Canterbury, pp. 585-590. ISSN 1930-0395 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/ICSENS.2009.5398313


Base station mobility can be exploited to minimise the energy consumption in a wireless sensor network. This paper investigates the impact that base station movement has upon the performance of cluster-based wireless sensor networks. Three types of base station movement are considered: movement influenced by the position of cluster-heads, random movement and movement partially influenced by the position of cluster- heads. In spite of the overhead associated with finding the base station, the wireless sensor network was shown to gather at least 15% more data packets per Joule of energy with a mobile base station compared to a static base station.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:de Souza, P (Professor Paulo de Souza Junior)
ID Code:78635
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2012-07-11
Last Modified:2012-12-12

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