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Author NameSkowyra, Richard William
TitleA Centralized Energy Management System for Wireless Sensor Networks
DepartmentComputer Science
  • Robert Kinicki, Advisor
  • Carolina Ruiz, Reader
  • Keywords
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Clustering
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Date of Presentation/Defense2009-03-02
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    This document presents the Centralized Energy Management System (CEMS), a dynamic fault-tolerant reclustering protocol for wireless sensor networks. CEMS reconfigures a homogeneous network both periodically and in response to critical events (e.g. cluster head death). A global TDMA schedule prevents costly retransmissions due to collision, and a genetic algorithm running on the base station computes cluster assignments in concert with a head selection algorithm.

    CEMS’ performance is compared to the LEACH-C protocol in both normal and failure-prone conditions, with an emphasis on each protocol’s ability to recover from unexpected loss of cluster heads.

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