Balanced Multi-Channel Data Collection in Wireless Sensor Networks

zahra adelani, Ghasem Mirjalily, Milad HajMirzaei


Data collection is an essential task in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). In data collection process, the sensor nodes transmit their readings to a common base station called Sink. To avoid a collision, it is necessary to use the appropriate scheduling algorithms for data transmission. On the other hand, multi-channel design is considered as a promising technique to reduce network interference and latency of data collection. This technique allows parallel transmissions on different frequency channels, thus time latency will be reduced. In this paper, we present a new scheduling method for multi-channel WSNs called Balanced Multi Channel Data Collection (Balanced MC-DC) Algorithm. The proposed protocol is based on using both Non-Overlapping Channels (NOC) and Partially Overlapping Channels (POC). It uses a new approach that optimizes the processes of tree construction, channel allocation, transmission scheduling and balancing simultaneously. Extensive simulations confirm the superiority of the proposed algorithm over the existing algorithms in wireless sensor networks.

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International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security (IJCNIS)          ISSN: 2076-0930 (Print)           ISSN: 2073-607X (Online)