5th International ICST Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness

Research Article

A Preliminary Study of Information Collection in a Mobile Sensor Network

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.QSHINE2008.3821,
        author={Yueming Hu and Qing Li and Fangming Liu and Gabriel Y.  Keung and Bo  Li},
        title={A Preliminary Study of Information Collection in a Mobile Sensor Network},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={QSHINE},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.QSHINE2008.3821}
    }
    
  • Yueming Hu
    Qing Li
    Fangming Liu
    Gabriel Y. Keung
    Bo Li
    Year: 2010
    A Preliminary Study of Information Collection in a Mobile Sensor Network
    QSHINE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.QSHINE2008.3821
Yueming Hu1,*, Qing Li1,*, Fangming Liu2,*, Gabriel Y. Keung2,*, Bo Li2,*
  • 1: College of Information, South China Agricultural University
  • 2: Dept Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
*Contact email: ymhu@scau.edu.cn, liqing1004@stu.scau.edu.cn, lfxad@cse.ust.hk, gabriel@cse.ust.hk, bli@cse.ust.hk

Abstract

Mobile sensor networks are desirable in a variety of application scenarios, in which information collection is no doubt of great importance. In this paper, we present a mobile sensor network architecture consisting of a potentially large number of mobile sensors and a single or multiple stationary sink nodes for sensing information collection. We formulate a distinct coverage measurement problem in term of sensing information collection; we study the relevant performance and examine the effect from a variety of relevant factors through extensive simulations. We demonstrate that the performance is not only affected by the sensor mobility and the transmission range between mobile sensors and sink node(s), but also by the distribution of mobile sensors and the number and locations of sink nodes. Based on the observation and analysis, we also provide some preliminary understandings and implications for improving the information collection performance.