Maximizing Data Preservation in Intermittently Connected Sensor Networks
Source: Azusa Pacific University
In intermittently connected sensor networks, wherein sensor nodes do not always have connected paths to the base station, preserving generated data inside the network is a new and challenging problem. The authors propose to preserve the data items by distributing them from storage-depleted data generating nodes to sensor nodes with available storage space and high battery energy, under the constraints that each node has limited storage capacity and battery power. The goal is to maximize the minimum remaining energy among the nodes storing the data items, in order to preserve them for maximum amount of time until next uploading opportunity arises.