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Energy Balance Quorum System for Wireless Sensor Networks

Volume 13, Number 4, July 2017 - Paper 16 - pp. 490-500
DOI: 10.23940/ijpe.17.04.p16.490500

Yujun Zhu, Xiaoqi Qin, Xuxia Zhang, Dadong Zhao

Anhui Normal University, Jiuhua Road No. 189, Wuhu and 241002, China

(Submitted on January 24, 2017; Revised on March 16, 2017; Accepted on May 25, 2017)


In recent years, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) technology has been widely used in various fields because of its advantage of low construction cost. Based on the characteristics of sensor-limited power, there are presently many studies that explore how to extend the life cycle of WSNs under limited power conditions. Some research designed sensor wake-up scheduling mechanisms according to the quorum system that can not only achieve the effect of energy-saving, but also ensure the rendezvousing opportunities between the sensors. However, there is a problem of rendezvous idle when the sensor performs a sensing task. In order to improve the power-saving efficiency of the sensors, this paper designs an energy balance quorum system(EBQS). In addition to ensuring the opportunity to rendezvous between the sensors, this system can also balance the remaining capacity of the sensors and improve the power-saving efficiency of the traditional Quorum System depending on the remaining capacity of the sensors and the way they rendezvous. The experimental results show that the EBQS proposed in this paper can effectively reduce the number of slots compared to the traditional quorum system scheduling mechanism.


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