Information Dissemination in WSNs Applied to Physical Phenomena Tracking

Several works suggest the use of wireless sensor networks to manage crisis situations. An example of such scenarios is forest fire fighting. In these situations, it is necessary to use efficient mechanisms for disseminating the environmental information captured by sensors. This paper analyzes the behavior of some representative broadcasting techniques when they are used to disseminate to the entire network the occurrence of multiple simultaneous events. The performance evaluation carried out shows that a moderate resource consumption in network devices can reduce the operation overhead.

Provided by: IARIA Topic: Mobility Date Added: Jul 2011 Format: PDF

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