Cooperative Processing for WSN and its applications: Remote Monitoring of Vehicular Activity on Rural Roads or Bridges

Julien Romieux, Fabio Verdicchio

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Abstract

This paper explores an alternative to the conventional paradigm followed by wireless sensor networks (WSN), which dictates that a central server coordinates most actions of the WSN nodes. Instead, we study a cooperative sensing and processing approach. In this case nodes can cooperate to collect & analyse data and adjust the network behaviour responding to environmental changes, without constant server supervision. The main advantage is the opportunity to react to local events without the need for costly (in terms of energy) communication to the central server. As case study, we consider a WSN that monitors vehicles on isolated roads (or bridges). Our study allows predicting the conditions that favour the cooperative approach over the classical one. Preliminary experimental results confirm that, for a range of power settings, the cooperative strategy reduces the WSN energy consumption. The insight gained by this case study can be applied to other scenarios, enabling cooperative strategies to extend the WSN operational life beyond the limits of conventional approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013
EventNational Telford Institute Advanced Research Workshop - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Oct 201324 Oct 2013

Workshop

WorkshopNational Telford Institute Advanced Research Workshop
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityAberdeen
Period23/10/1324/10/13

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    Romieux, J., & Verdicchio, F. (2013). Cooperative Processing for WSN and its applications: Remote Monitoring of Vehicular Activity on Rural Roads or Bridges. Paper presented at National Telford Institute Advanced Research Workshop, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.