An Adaptive and Composite Spatio-Temporal Data Compression Approach for Wireless Sensor Networks
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are often deployed to sample the desired environmental attributes and deliver the acquired samples to the sink for processing, analysis or simulations as per the application needs. Many applications stipulate high granularity and data accuracy that results in high data volumes. Sensor nodes are battery powered and sending the requested large amount of data rapidly depletes their energy. Fortunately, the environmental attributes (e.g., temperature, pressure) often exhibit spatial and temporal correlations. Moreover, a large class of applications such as scientific measurement and forensics tolerate high latencies for sensor data collection.