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Directed Diffusion for Wireless Sensor Networking
Chalermek Intanagonwiwat, Ramesh Govindan, Deborah Estrin, John Heidemann and Fabio Silva

Citation

Chalermek Intanagonwiwat, Ramesh Govindan, Deborah Estrin, John Heidemann and Fabio Silva. Directed Diffusion for Wireless Sensor Networking. ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking. 11, 1 (Feb. 2003), 2–16. [PDF] [alt PDF]

Abstract

Advances in processor, memory and radio technology will enable small and cheap nodes capable of sensing, communication and computation. Networks of such nodes can coordinate to perform distributed sensing of environmental phenomena. In this paper, we explore the directed diffusion paradigm for such coordination. Directed diffusion is data-centric in that all communication is for named data. All nodes in a directed diffusion-based network are application-aware. This enables diffusion to achieve energy savings by selecting empirically good paths and by caching and processing data in-network (e.g., data aggregation). We explore and evaluate the use of directed diffusion for a simple remote-surveillance sensor network analytically and experimentally. Our evaluation indicates that directed diffusion can achieve significant energy savings and can outperform idealized traditional schemes (e.g., omniscient multicast) under the investigated scenarios.

Bibtex Citation

@article{Intanagonwiwat03a,
  author = {Intanagonwiwat, Chalermek and Govindan, Ramesh and Estrin, Deborah and Heidemann, John and Silva, Fabio},
  title = {Directed Diffusion for Wireless Sensor Networking},
  journal = {ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking},
  year = {2003},
  sortdate = {2003-02-01},
  project = {ilense, scadds},
  jsubject = {sensornet_data_dissemination},
  volume = {11},
  number = {1},
  month = feb,
  pages = {2--16},
  xnote = {prior refs [Intanagonwiwat02b,Intanagonwiwat01b]},
  location = {johnh: pafile},
  keywords = {diffusion, analytic results, journal paper,
                           revision of [Intanagonwiwat00a]},
  url = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Intanagonwiwat03a.html},
  pdfurl = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Intanagonwiwat03a.pdf}
}
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