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Using data compression for energy-efficient reprogramming of wireless sensor networks
Number of Authors: 1
2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Software used in sensor networks to perform tasks such as sensing, network routing, and operating system services can be subject to changes or replacements during the long lifetimes of many sensor networks. The task of reprogramming the network nodes consumes a significant amount of energy and increases the network congestion because the software is sent over radio in an epidemic manner to all the nodes. In this thesis, I show that the use of data compression of dynamically linkable modules makes the reprogramming more energy-efficient and reduces the time needed for the software to propagate. The cost for using data compression is that the decompression algorithm must execute for a relatively long time, and that the software takes five to ten kilobytes to store on the sensor nodes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Swedish Institute of Computer Science , 2007, 1. , 38 p.
SICS Technical Report, ISSN 1100-3154 ; 2007:13
Keyword [en]
wireless sensor networks, data compression, reprogramming, experimental evaluation, energy efficiency
National Category
Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-22328OAI: diva2:1041873
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