Object Oriented Approach to Continuous Neighbor Discovery in Asynchronous Sensor Networks
Sensor nodes can be used for a wide variety of applications such as social networks and location tracking. An important requirement for all such applications is that the nodes need to actively discover their neighbors with minimal energy and latency. Nodes in networks are not necessarily synchronized with each other, making the neighbor discovery problem all the more challenging. In this paper, the authors propose a neighbor discovery protocol in asynchronous sensor networks, which achieves neighbor discovery at minimal and predictable energy costs while allowing nodes. They provide a theoretical formulation of this asynchronous neighbor discovery problem, and evaluate it.