Variable-base tacit communication: A new energy efficient communication scheme for sensor networks

Yuanzhu Peter Chen, Dan Wang, Jian Zhang

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Abstract

Energy conservation is a major concern in wireless sensor networking. Conventionally in wireless communications, each bit transmitted by a node consumes one unit of energy. Some recent advances, however, explore silent time intervals between signal transmissions to convey information (Zhu and Sivakumar [1]). Such a scheme of Communication through Silence (CtS), while reducing energy consumption for sensor nodes, introduces long delay. In this paper, we propose VariableBase Tacit Communication (VarBaTaC) to mitigate the delay introduced by CtS. We also develop three MAC protocols based on VarBaTaC for different environments. We then outline experiment designs for further investigations and point out some interesting future research directions. l

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Integrated Internet Ad hoc and Sensor Networks
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Integrated Internet Ad hoc and Sensor Networks - Nice, France
Duration: 30 May 200631 May 2006

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume138

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Integrated Internet Ad hoc and Sensor Networks
CountryFrance
CityNice
Period30/05/0631/05/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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