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A Rules Based Algorithm for Self-Organizing Virtual Sensors

Mesarina, Malena ; Das, Devaraj; Recker, John

HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): sensor networks; self-organizing; virtual sensors

Abstract: Current methods of programming sensor nodes require individual programming of sensors, impeding their usage in practical industry applications. In this paper, we present a methodology that allows sensors to be programmed based on functionality, providing a higher level of abstraction to applications. Our method enables sensors to self-organize into collaborative clusters via organization rules and behavior scripts. The rules describe required sensor attributes and the behavior scripts are the programs for each sensor type. The rules and scripts are disseminated to the network and a distributed algorithm determines the clusters, as well as when to spawn and kill behavior scripts. In addition, the system is adaptive to changes in sensors and location, as well as scalable.

17 Pages

External Posting Date: March 21, 2013 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: July 21, 2006 [Fulltext]

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