Data Loss and Reconstruction in Sensor Networks
Reconstructing the environment in cyber space by sensory data is a fundamental operation for understanding the physical world in depth. A lot of basic scientific work (e.g., nature discovery, organic evolution) heavily relies on the accuracy of environment reconstruction. However, data loss in wireless sensor networks is common and has its special patterns due to noise, collision, unreliable link, and unexpected damage, which greatly reduces the accuracy of reconstruction. Existing interpolation methods do not consider these patterns and thus fail to provide a satisfactory accuracy when missing data become large.