Local monitoring and maintenance for operational wireless sensor networks

Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Guojun Wang, Jiannong Cao, Jie Wu

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Abstract

One of the key mechanisms underlying a wireless sensor network (WSN) is to monitor the network itself. Many existing approaches perform centralized analysis and maintenance based on a large amount of status reports collected from the WSN, while others use add-on protocols/modules that not only require extra management cost, but also interrupt the normal operations of targeted WSN applications. Unlike existing work, we propose LoMoM, a new approach of Local Monitoring and Maintenance for a WSN, which combines monitoring operations for the WSN with the operations of a mobile event monitoring, in a manner that is both energy and latency-efficient. LoMoM includes a two-part monitoring architecture: a WSN and a 3G network. Our main interest is in the WSN-part, where we address two important issues: monitoring probable anomalies/faults of the nodes, and link failures. To achieve event monitoring efficiently, LoMoM conducts a prompt local maintenance when such a fault occurs. Fault and event detection status reports are observed by a remote monitoring center using the 3G network. Comprehensive evaluations via both simulations and real-world experiments are conducted to validate the effectiveness of LoMoM.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2013
Pages837-844
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2013 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 16 Jul 201318 Jul 2013

Conference

Conference12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2013
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period16/07/1318/07/13

Keywords

  • event monitoring
  • local maintenance
  • monitoring architecture
  • network monitoring
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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