Efficient communications in wireless sensor networks based on biological robustness

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussavertaisarvioitu



  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Virginia Commonwealth University


Robustness in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is a critical factor that largely depends on their network topology and on how devices can react to disruptions, including node and link failures. This article presents a novel solution to obtain robust WSNs by exploiting principles of biological robustness at nanoscale. Specifically, we consider Gene Regulatory Networks (GRNs) as a model for the interaction between genes in living organisms. GRNs have evolved over millions of years to provide robustness against adverse factors in cells and their environment. Based on this observation, we apply a method to build robust WSNs, called bio-inspired WSNs, by establishing a correspondence between the topology of GRNs and that of alreadydeployed WSNs. Through simulation in realistic conditions, we demonstrate that bio-inspired WSNs are more reliable than existing solutions for the design of robust WSNs. We also show that communications in bio-inspired WSNs have lower latency as well as lower energy consumption than the state of the art.


OtsikkoProceedings - 12th Annual International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems, DCOSS 2016
TilaJulkaistu - 8 elokuuta 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaInternational Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems - Washington, Yhdysvallat
Kesto: 26 toukokuuta 201628 toukokuuta 2016
Konferenssinumero: 12


Nimi International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems and workshops
ISSN (painettu)2325-2936
ISSN (elektroninen)2325-2944


ConferenceInternational Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems

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