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20th Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (PADS'06) (2006)
May 24, 2006 to May 26, 2006
ISSN: 1087-4097
ISBN: 0-7695-2587-3
pp: 130
El Moustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall , Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
George F. Riley , Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Bonnie S. Heck , Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
The objective of reconfiguration in sensor networks is to maximize the overall network lifetime while maintaining a minimum quality of service. This is performed by turning some of the nodes off whenever they are not needed to maintain the required quality of service. This requires a way of detecting node failures to reconfigure accordingly. <p>The reconfiguration problem can be formulated as an integer linear programming optimization problem. A solution to this problem consists of a binary vector, where a "0" in position k means that the corresponding node can turn itself off in the next reconfiguration period, while a "1" means that the node is required to remain active. A centralized solution to this problem is designed and implemented. However, this solution suffers high energy costs and long delays. In addition, it does not scale well with the network size. A cluster-based solution is derived, and we are currently working on a localized solution where nodes interact only with neighbors to decide whether to turn off or remain active.</p>

G. F. Riley, E. M. Ould-Ahmed-Vall and B. S. Heck, "The Reconfiguration Problem in Sensor Networks: An Optimization Approach," 20th Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (PADS'06)(PADS), Singapore, 2006, pp. 130.
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