2nd International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems

Research Article

Evaluating Activator-Inhibitor Mechanisms for Sensors Coordination

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.BIONETICS2007.2460,
        author={Giovanni Neglia and Giuseppe Reina},
        title={Evaluating Activator-Inhibitor Mechanisms for Sensors Coordination},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems},
        proceedings_a={BIONETICS},
        year={2008},
        month={8},
        keywords={Sensor networks  activator-inhibitor models  bio-inspired mechanisms  reaction-diffusion models  sensor coordination},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.BIONETICS2007.2460}
    }
    
  • Giovanni Neglia
    Giuseppe Reina
    Year: 2008
    Evaluating Activator-Inhibitor Mechanisms for Sensors Coordination
    BIONETICS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.BIONETICS2007.2460
Giovanni Neglia1,*, Giuseppe Reina2,*
  • 1: INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italia
  • 2: Università degli Studi di Catania, Italia
*Contact email: giovanni.neglia@ieee.org, g.reina@gmail.com

Abstract

The possibility to employ reaction-di®usion models to build spatial patterns in sensor networks has been advocated in other works. Nevertheless it has not been investigated how the biologically-inspired solutions perform in comparison to more traditional ones taking into account speci¯cities of sen- sor networks like severe energy constraints. In this paper we present some preliminary results on the comparison be- tween a biologically inspired coordination mechanism based on activator-inhibitor interaction and a simple mechanism, where nodes do not communicate but activate their sensing circuitry according to some probability.