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Use of multiple mobile sinks in wireless sensor networks for large‐scale areas

Al?Behadili, Hasanain A.H.; AlWane, Saddam K.A.; Al?Yasir, Yasir I.A.; Parchin, Naser Ojaroudi; Olley, Peter; Abd?Alhameed, Raed A.


Hasanain A.H. Al?Behadili

Saddam K.A. AlWane

Yasir I.A. Al?Yasir

Peter Olley

Raed A. Abd?Alhameed


Sensing coverage and network connectivity are two of the most fundamental issues to ensure that there are effective environmental sensing and robust data communication in a wireless sensor network (WSN) application. Random positioning of nodes in a WSN may result in random connectivity, which can cause a large variety of key parameters within the WSN. For example, data latency and battery lifetime can lead to the isolation of nodes, which causes a disconnection between nodes within the network. These problems can be avoided by using mobile data sinks, which travel between nodes that have connection problems. This research aims to design, test, and optimise a data collection system that addresses the isolated node problem, as well as to improve the connectivity between sensor nodes and base station, and to reduce the energy consumption simultaneously. In addition, this system will help to solve several problems such as the imbalance of delay and hotspot problems. The effort in this study is focused on the feasibility of using the proposed methodology in different applications. More ongoing experimental work will aim to provide a detailed study for advanced applications, e.g. transport systems for civil purposes.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 28, 2020
Online Publication Date Apr 29, 2020
Publication Date 2020-08
Deposit Date Feb 21, 2022
Journal IET Wireless Sensor Systems
Print ISSN 2043-6386
Electronic ISSN 2043-6394
Publisher Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 4
Pages 175-180
Keywords Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
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