5th International ICST Conference on Wireless Internet

Research Article

Joint energy and route optimization in MIMO Wireless Sensor Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.WICON2010.8506,
        author={Rong Yu and Yan Zhang and Lingyang Song and Wenqing Yao},
        title={Joint energy and route optimization in MIMO Wireless Sensor Networks},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Wireless Internet},
        keywords={Block codes Channel coding Energy conservation Energy consumption Energy efficiency MIMO Routing protocols Space technology Stochastic processes Wireless sensor networks},
  • Rong Yu
    Yan Zhang
    Lingyang Song
    Wenqing Yao
    Year: 2010
    Joint energy and route optimization in MIMO Wireless Sensor Networks
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.WICON2010.8506
Rong Yu1, Yan Zhang2, Lingyang Song3, Wenqing Yao1
  • 1: South China University of Technology, China
  • 2: Simula Research Laboratory, Norway: Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway
  • 3: Peking University, China


In this paper, we study the reliable packet forwarding in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) with the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and orthogonal space time block codes (OSTBC) techniques. The objective is to propose a cross-layer optimized forwarding scheme to maximize the Successful Transmission Rate (STR) while satisfying the given end-to-end energy consumption constraint. The channel coding, energy allocation, and route planning are jointly considered to improve the STR. After formulating the problem as a local stochastic optimization, we propose a low-complexity distributed scheme to reduce the implementation complexity. We show by simulations that the proposed scheme can achieve much higher STR in comparison with existed energy-efficient routing protocols, in which no joint design is considered.