Document Type

Article

Date

2005

Embargo Period

7-29-2012

Keywords

Data fusion in wireless sensor networks, Mobile agents, Communication cost, EMOCA, NSGA-II

Language

English

Disciplines

OS and Networks

Description/Abstract

A recent approach for data fusion in wireless sensor networks involves the use of mobile agents that selectively visit the sensors and incrementally fuse the data, thereby eliminating the unnecessary transmission of irrelevant or non-critical data. The order of sensors visited along the route determines the quality of the fused data and the communication cost. We model the mobile agent routing problem as a multi-objective optimization problem, maximizing the total detected signal energy while minimizing the energy consumption and path loss. Simulation results show that this problem can be solved successfully using evolutionary multi-objective algorithms such as EMOCA and NSGA-II. This approach also enables choosing between two alternative routing algorithms, to determine which one results in higher detection accuracy.

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