Using a dynamic backbone for efficient data delivery in solar-powered WSNs

Dong Kun Noh, Junbeom Hur

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The periodic nature of solar power requires a different approach to energy consumption in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) from battery-based WSNs. Based on the energy model of a solar-powered node, we develop efficient energy-aware topology-control and routing schemes which utilize a backbone network consisting of energy-rich nodes within the WSN. This backbone handles most of the traffic with low latency, while reconfiguring itself dynamically in response to changes in the availability of energy at each node. Simulation results demonstrate that our schemes can achieve a balance between latency and energy consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1277-1284
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Network and Computer Applications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Energy consumption
  • Low-latency
  • Network performance
  • Sensor network
  • Solar-powered
  • Topology control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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