Delay tolerant routing protocols for energy-neutral animal tracking

Mahzad Kaviani, Branislav Kusy, Raja Jurdak, Neil Bergmann, Kun Zhao, Vicky Liu

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Abstract

This paper investigates communication protocols for relaying sensor data from animal tracking applications back to base stations. While Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs) are well suited to such challenging environments, most existing protocols do not consider the available energy that is particularly important when tracking devices can harvest energy. This limits both the network lifetime and delivery probability in energy-constrained applications to the point when routing performance becomes worse than using no routing at all. Our work shows that substantial improvement in data yields can be achieved through simple yet efficient energy aware strategies. Conceptually, there is need for balancing the energy spent on sensing, data mulling, and delivery of direct packets to destination. We use empirical traces collected in a flying fox (fruit bat) tracking project and show that simple threshold-based energy-aware strategies yield up to 20% higher delivery rates. Furthermore, these results generalize well for a wide range of operating conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationENSsys 2015 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy Neutral Sensing Systems, co-located with SenSys 2015
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages9-14
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450338370
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy Neutral Sensing Systems, ENSsys 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 1 Nov 20151 Nov 2015

Other

Other3rd International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy Neutral Sensing Systems, ENSsys 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period1/11/151/11/15

Keywords

  • Delay tolerant network (DTN)
  • Energy-aware routing protocol
  • Forwarding algorithm

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