Reliable and efficient reprogramming in sensor networks Article

Miller, C, Poellabauer, C. (2010). Reliable and efficient reprogramming in sensor networks . ACM TRANSACTIONS ON SENSOR NETWORKS, 7(1), 10.1145/1806895.1806901

cited authors

  • Miller, C; Poellabauer, C


  • Retasking and remote programming of sensor networks is an essential functionality to make these networks practical and effective. As the availability of more capable sensor nodes increases and new functional implementations continue to be proposed, these large collections of wireless nodes will need the ability to update and upgrade the software packages they are running. In order to do this, the new binary file must be distributed to all nodes in the network. Making a physical connection with each individual node is impractical in large wireless networks. Standard flooding mechanisms are too energy-costly and computationally expensive and they may interfere with the network's current tasks. A reliable method for distributing new code or binary files to every node in a wireless sensor network is needed. We propose a reprogramming/retasking framework for sensor networks that is energy efficient, responsive, and reliable, while maintaining a stable network. Categories and Subject Descriptors: C.2.1 [Computer-Communication Networks]: Network Architecture and Design-Wireless communication, distributed networks, network topology General Terms: Algorithms, Design, Performance, Reliability © 2010 ACM 1550-4859/2010/08-ART6 $10.00.

publication date

  • August 1, 2010

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