Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Noritaka Shigei and  Kazuto Matsumoto and  Yoshiki Nakashima and  Hiromi Miyajima
%D 2016 
%J  International Journal of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 109, 2016
%T Improved Network Construction Methods Based on Virtual Rails for Mobile Sensor Network
%V 109
%X Although Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks (MWSNs),
which consist of mobile sensor nodes (MSNs), can cover a wide range
of observation region by using a small number of sensor nodes, they
need to construct a network to collect the sensing data on the base
station by moving the MSNs. As an effective method, the network
construction method based on Virtual Rails (VRs), which is referred
to as VR method, has been proposed. In this paper, we propose two
types of effective techniques for the VR method. They can prolong
the operation time of the network, which is limited by the battery
capabilities of MSNs and the energy consumption of MSNs. The
first technique, an effective arrangement of VRs, almost equalizes
the number of MSNs belonging to each VR. The second technique,
an adaptive movement method of MSNs, takes into account the
residual energy of battery. In the simulation, we demonstrate that each
technique can improve the network lifetime and the combination of
both techniques is the most effective.

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