Energy Balancing of a Heuristic Algorithm for the Path Planning of Mobile Sensor Nodes

X. Xu, B. Z. Liu


A wireless sensor network (WSN) is one of the core technologies of the Internet of things. It is an important means to realize a real-time geographic information system. Related research has shown that in the future, tens of billions of sensors and intelligent terminal equipment will be connected to WSNs based on the establishment of the function of the Internet of things. This study presents a heuristic algorithm to balance the energy consumption of each sensor node. It proposes a new real-time dynamic allocation algorithm for sensor tasks based on the concept of this heuristic algorithm and by considering that a multisensory system is composed of a phased-array radar. This allocation algorithm can dynamically assign tasks to the most suitable sensor before tasks fail to arrive, which ensures that the sensor can achieve a good load balance and extend network lifetime. A simulation experiment is conducted, and results validate the proposed algorithm. The energy consumption of mobile sensor nodes is effectively balanced. The path-planning algorithm standardizes the energy consumption of each mobile sensor node across the network , thereby effectively prolonging network lifetime.


Function semantic clustering, Mobile sensor scheduling, Real-time GIS

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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