Agent-Based Framework for Energy Efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks

Date Added: Jun 2009
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Wireless sensor networks are consisted of hundreds or thousands of small sensors that have limited resources. Energy-efficient techniques are the main issue of wireless sensor networks. This paper proposes an energy efficient agent-based framework in wireless sensor networks. The authors adopt biologically inspired approaches for wireless sensor networks. Agent operates automatically with their behavior policies as a gene. Agent aggregates other agents to reduce communication and gives high priority to nodes that have enough energy to communicate. Agent behavior policies are optimized by genetic operation at the base station. Simulation results show that the proposed framework increases the lifetime of each node. Each agent selects a next-hop node with neighbor information and behavior policies. The proposed framework provides self-healing, self-configuration, self-optimization properties to sensor nodes.