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|Title:||Energy-efficient wireless multimedia sensor networks using FM as a control channel|
Rui Lopes Campos
|Abstract:||IEEE 802.11-based wireless multimedia sensor networks (WMSN) are a cost-effective and flexible solution for video monitoring scenarios. Yet, they suffer from three major problems: bad performance, throughput unfairness, and energy inefficiency. Several approaches have been considered to tackle these problems but they are too restrictive or complex. In this paper we propose a scheduling approach using FM as a control channel to address the energy inefficiency problem. By taking advantage of the FM radio characteristics - higher coverage and lower energy consumption than Wi-Fi, our proposed approach uses FM as an always-on point-to-multipoint control channel used to turn off the nodes' Wi-Fi radio interfaces when they are not needed to transmit, receive, or relay data. Numerical and simulation analysis shows that our proposed scheduling mechanism significantly reduces energy consumption, while preserving performance and fairness characteristics.|
|Appears in Collections:||CTM - Articles in International Conferences|
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