Neigh­borhood Disco­very in Low Power Mobile Ad-Hoc Sensor Networks

Philipp H. Kindt
JKU Linz
SCP1, MT327
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz

On Aug. 27th Philipp H. Kindt (Insti­tute of Real-Time Computer Systems (RCS), Tech­nical Univer­sity of Munich) is invited to talk about methods for incre­a­sing the energy effi­ci­ency in mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) at JKU Linz. In parti­cular, he will focus on neighbor disco­very (ND) proto­cols, which have an essen­tial impact on energy consump­tion. The talk is jointly orga­nized by Silicon Austria Labs, JKU Linz and IEEE Austria.

Neigh­borhood Disco­very in Low Power Mobile Ad-Hoc Sensor Networks

Wire­less networks that operate without any fixed infra­struc­ture are rapidly growing in import­ance. Since all devices in such mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) run on batte­ries or rely on inter­mit­tently avail­able energy-harves­ting sources, the energy spent for commu­ni­ca­tion needs to be as low as possible. Typi­cally, MANET radios are duty-cycled and wake up only for short dura­tions of time for carrying out the necessary commu­ni­ca­tion and then go back to a sleep mode.

In the first part of his talk, Philipp Kindt will present two diffe­rent methods for incre­a­sing the energy effi­ci­ency in such networks. In the second part of this talk, he will present a para­me­triza­tion scheme, which helpts to realize the optimal rela­tions between energy consump­tion and disco­very laten­cies.