Coordinated intelligent power management and the heterogeneous sensing coverage problem

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dc.contributor.author Tynan, Richard
dc.contributor.author Muldoon, Conor
dc.contributor.author O'Hare, G. M. P. (Greg M. P.)
dc.contributor.author O'Grady, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-24T16:16:22Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-24T16:16:22Z
dc.date.copyright The Author 2009 en
dc.date.issued 2011-03
dc.identifier.citation The Computer Journal en
dc.identifier.issn 1460-2067 (online)
dc.identifier.issn 0010-4620 (print)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2583
dc.description.abstract One of the most important factors to be considered when developing an application for a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is its power consumption. Intelligent Power Management (IPM) for a WSN is crucial in maximising the operational longevity. An established regime for achieving this is through the opportunistic hibernation of redundant nodes. Redundancy, however, has various definitions within the field of WSNs and indeed multiple protocols, each operating using a different definition, coexist on the same node. In this paper, we advocate the use of a MAS as an appropriate mechanism by which different stake-holders, each desiring to hibernate a node in order to conserve power, can collaborate. The problem of node hibernation for the heterogeneous sensing coverage areas is introduced and the manner by which it can be solved using ADOPT, an algorithm for distributed constraint optimisation, is described. We illustrate that the node hibernation strategy discussed here is more useful than the traditional stack-based approach and motivate our discussion using intelligent power management as an exemplar. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology en
dc.format.extent 323205 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en
dc.subject Coverage en
dc.subject Connectivity en
dc.subject Hibernation en
dc.subject Intelligent power management en
dc.subject Distributed constraint optimisation en
dc.subject.lcsh Wireless sensor networks--Energy consumption en
dc.subject.lcsh Multiagent systems en
dc.subject.lcsh Constrained optimization en
dc.title Coordinated intelligent power management and the heterogeneous sensing coverage problem en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions 10.1093/comjnl/bxp109 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 54
dc.identifier.issue 3
dc.identifier.startpage 490
dc.identifier.endpage 502
dc.citation.other Special Focus on Agent Technologies for Sensor Networks
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/comjnl/bxp109
dc.neeo.contributor Tynan|Richard|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Muldoon|Conor|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor O'Hare|G. M. P. (Greg M. P.)|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor O'Grady|Michael J.|aut| en
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