Distributed Minimal Time Convergecast Scheduling for Small or Sparse Data Sources

@article{Zhang2007DistributedMT,
  title={Distributed Minimal Time Convergecast Scheduling for Small or Sparse Data Sources},
  author={Ying Zhang and Shashidhar Gandham and Qingfeng Huang},
  journal={28th IEEE International Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS 2007)},
  year={2007},
  pages={301-310}
}
Many applications of sensor networks require the base station to collect all the data generated by sensor nodes. As a consequence many-to-one communication pattern, referred to as convergecast, is prevalent in sensor networks. In this paper, we address the challenge of fast and reliable convergecast on top of the collision-prone CSMA MAC layer. More specifically, we extend previous work by considering the following two situations: (1) the length of the packets generated by nodes is much smaller… CONTINUE READING
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