A mobility prediction-based adaptive data gathering protocol for delay tolerant mobile sensor network

Jinqi Zhu, Jiannong Cao, Ming Liu, Yuan Zheng, Haigang Gong, Guihai Chen

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The basic operation of Delay Tolerant Mobile Sensor Network (DTMSN) is for pervasive data gathering in networks with intermittent connectivity, where traditional data gathering methods can not be applied. In this paper, an efficient Mobility Prediction-based Adaptive Data gathering protocol (MPAD) based on the random waypoint mobility model tailored for DTMSN is proposed. In MPAD, a node independently makes decision to replicate messages and send them to the neighbor sensor nodes with a higher probability of meeting the sink node. MPAD consists of two components for data transmission and queue management. Data transmission makes decisions on when and where to transmit data messages according to the node delivery probability, and the queue management employs the message survival time to decide whether the message should be transmitted or dropped for minimizing the transmission overhead. Simulation results show that the proposed MPAD achieves the longer network lifetime and the higher message delivery ratio with the lower transmission overhead and data delivery delay than some other previous solutions designed for DTMSN, such as direct transmission, flooding and message fault tolerance-based data delivery protocol (FAD).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 30 Nov 20084 Dec 2008


Conference2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA


  • Dynamic data gathering
  • Queue management
  • Selective replication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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