Data Collection in Sensor Networks via the Novel Fast Markov Decision Process Framework

@article{Duong2015DataCI,
  title={Data Collection in Sensor Networks via the Novel Fast Markov Decision Process Framework},
  author={Thai Duong and Thinh P. Nguyen},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications},
  year={2015},
  volume={14},
  pages={4522-4533}
}
We investigate the data collection problem in sensor networks. The network consists of a number of stationary sensors deployed at different sites for sensing and storing data locally. A mobile element moves from site to site to collect data from the sensors periodically. There are different costs associated with the mobile element moving from one site to another, and different rewards for obtaining data at different sensors. Furthermore, the costs and the rewards are assumed to change abruptly… CONTINUE READING