Delay tolerant routing protocols for energy-neutral animal tracking

Kaviani, Mahzad, Branislav, Kusy, Jurdak, Raja, Bergmann, Neil, Zhao, Kun, & Liu, Vicky (2015) Delay tolerant routing protocols for energy-neutral animal tracking. In Geoff, V Merrett & Christian, Renner (Eds.) 3rd International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy Neutral Sensing Systems (ENSsys 2015), 1 November 2015, Seoul, South Korea.

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This paper investigates communication protocols for relaying sensor data from animal tracking applications back to base stations. While Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs) are well suited to such challenging environments, most existing protocols do not consider the available energy that is particularly important when tracking devices can harvest energy. This limits both the network lifetime and delivery probability in energy-constrained applications to the point when routing performance becomes worse than using no routing at all. Our work shows that substantial improvement in data yields can be achieved through simple yet efficient energy-aware strategies. Conceptually, there is need for balancing the energy spent on sensing, data mulling, and delivery of direct packets to destination. We use empirical traces collected in a flying fox (fruit bat) tracking project and show that simple threshold-based energy-aware strategies yield up to 20% higher delivery rates. Furthermore, these results generalize well for a wide range of operating conditions.

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ID Code: 87759
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Delay Tolerant Network (DTN), Energy-aware routing protocol, Forwarding algorithm
DOI: 10.1145/2820645.2820651
ISBN: 9781450338370
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright Statement: ACM acknowledges that this contribution was authored or co-authored by an employee, contractor or affiliate of a national government. As such, the Government retains a nonexclusive, royalty-free right to publish or reproduce this article, or to allow others to do so, for Government purposes only.
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2015 22:18
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