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Energy Consumption in Wireless Sensor Networks Using GSP

Calle Torres, Maria Gabriela (2006) Energy Consumption in Wireless Sensor Networks Using GSP. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The energy consumption rate for sensors in a wireless sensor network varies greatly based on the protocols the sensors use for communications. The Gossip-Based Sleep Protocol (GSP) implements routing and some MAC functions in an energy conserving manner. The effectiveness of GSP has already been demonstrated via simulation. However, no prototype system has been previously developed. GSP was implemented on the Mica2 platform and measurements were conducted to determine the improvement in network lifetime. Results for energy consumption, transmitted and received power, minimum voltage supply required for operation, effect of transmission power on energy consumption, and different methods for measuring lifetime of a sensor node are presented. The behaviour of sensor nodes when they are close to their end of lifetime is described and analyzed. A comparison with other models for energy consumption is made and suggestions for future work are presented.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Calle Torres, Maria Gabrielamgc8@pitt.eduMGC8
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairKabara, Josephjkabara@pitt.eduJKABARA
Committee MemberKrishnamurthy, Prashantprashant@mail.sis.pitt.eduPRASHK
Committee MemberThompson, Richardthompson@mail.sis.pitt.eduRTHOMPSO
Date: 27 July 2006
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 21 April 2006
Approval Date: 27 July 2006
Submission Date: 27 April 2006
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Telecommunications
Degree: MST - Master of Science in Telecommunications
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gossip; GSP; Mica2; power; routing protocols; wireless sensor networks; energy consumption; measurements
Other ID:, etd-04272006-140701
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:42
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:42


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