Data collection method for mobile sensor networks based on the theory of thermal fields

Martin Macuha*, Muhammad Tariq, Takuro Sato

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Many sensor applications are aimed for mobile objects, where conventional routing approaches of data delivery might fail. Such applications are habitat monitoring, human probes or vehicular sensing systems. This paper targets such applications and proposes lightweight proactive distributed data collection scheme for Mobile Sensor Networks (MSN) based on the theory of thermal fields. By proper mapping, we create distribution function which allows considering characteristics of a sensor node. We show the functionality of our proposed forwarding method when adapted to the energy of sensor node. We also propose enhancement in order to maximize lifetime of the sensor nodes. We thoroughly evaluate proposed solution and discuss the tradeoffs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7188-7203
Number of pages16
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul


  • Data collection
  • Human mass monitoring
  • Mobile sensor networks
  • Theory of thermal fields

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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