Determination of Itinerary Planning for Multiple Agents in Wireless Sensor Networks

Amine Rais, KHALID BOURAGBA, Mohamed Ouzzif


The mobile agent is a new technology in wireless sensor networks that outperforms the traditional client/server architecture in terms of energy consumption, end to end delay and packet delivery ratio. Single mobile agent will not be efficient for large scale networks. Therefore, the use of multiple mobile agents will be an excellent solution to resolve the problem of the task duration especially for this kind of networks. The itinerary planning of mobile agents represents the main challenge to achieve the trade-off between energy consumption and end to end delay. In this article we present a new algorithm named Optimal Multi-Agents Itinerary Planning (OMIP). The source nodes are grouped into clusters and the sink sends a mobile agent to the cluster head of every cluster; which migrates between source nodes, collects and aggregates data before returning to the sink. The results of the simulations testify the efficiency of our algorithm against the existing algorithms of multi-agent itinerary planning. The performance gain is evident in terms of energy consumption, accumulated hop count and end to end delay of the tasks in the network.

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