Distributed Optimal Maximum Rate Allocation based on Data Aggregation in Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks

Demin Gao, Jinchi Zhang, Fuquan Zhang, Haifeng Lin


In Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks(R-WSNs), it is critical for data collection because a sensor has to operate in a very low and dynamic duty cycle owing to sporadic availability of energy. In this work, we propose a distribute maximum rate allocation based on data aggregation to compute an upper data generation rate by maximizing it as a linear programming problem. Subsequently, a dual problem by introducing Lagrange multipliers is constructed, and subgradient algorithms are used to solve it in a distributed manner. The resulting algorithms are guaranteed to converge to an optimal value with low computational complexity. Through extensive simulation and experiments, we demonstrate our algorithm is efficient to maximize data collection rate in rechargeable wireless sensor networks.


Wireless sensor networks; Maximum Rate Allocation; Data Aggregation; Re-chargeable-WSNs

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