An In-network Collaboration and Coordination Framework for Wireless Sensor Actor Networks

Principal Investigator: Murat Demirbas

Project Summary

While there have been many efficient point solutions to the in-network processing problems in wireless sensor networks (WSNs), there has been little effort to address the underlying root research problem of devising an in-network collaboration and coordination framework that can achieve standardization and integration of in-network processing protocols. The objective of this project is to design and implement such a framework.

This framework introduces a decentralized transactional model that enables a node to update the state of its singlehop neighborhood consistently and atomically. One of the key insights in this framework is to observe that singlehop wireless broadcast has many useful features for facilitating collaboration and coordination. By exploiting the atomicity and broadcast properties of singlehop wireless communication, the framework provides a simple/clean abstraction and yet manages to retain the efficiency of execution. Moreover, this project also investigates the practical uses of receiver-side collision detection in singlehop collaborative feedback collection in WSNs.

By addressing the communication and concurrent execution challenges under the hood of its simple abstractions, the framework will provide a platform for developing and deploying distributed control applications as well as WSN in-network processing protocols. As such, this framework will be useful for multi-robot cooperative control applications and WSN-robotics integration for distributed sensing. More specifically, the framework will be demonstrated by developing a distributed multiple-pursuer/multiple-evader tracking application in WSNs.

People worked on this project

Murat Demirbas (PI), Onur Soysal (PhD, graduated joined Google), Bahadir Aydin (PhD, current), Serafettin Tasci (PhD, current).

Publications from this project

  1. M. Demirbas, O. Soysal, M. Hussain. Singlehop Collaborative Feedback Primitives for Wireless Sensor Networks. Infocom 2008.
  2. M. Demirbas, O. Soysal, M. Hussain. Transact: A Transactional Programming Framework for Wireless Sensor/Actor Networks. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), 295--306, April 2008.
  3. SK Yoon, O. Soysal, M. Demirbas, C. Qiao. Coordinated Locomotion of Mobile Sensor Networks. Fifth Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), June 2008.
  4. R. Sudhaakar, A. Sanzgiri, M. Demirbas, C. Qiao. A Plant and Play Wireless Sensor Network System for Gate Monitoring. WOWMOM 2009.
  5. O. Soysal, M. Demirbas. Data Spider: A Resilient Mobile Basestation Protocol for Efficient Data Collection in Wireless Sensor Networks. The 6th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS), 2010.
  6. O. Soysal, S. Ayyorgun, M. Demirbas. PowerNap: An Energy Efficient MAC Layer for Random Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks. IEEE SECON, 2011.
  7. O. Soysal, B.I. Aydin, and M. Demirbas. Optimistic Concurrency Control for multihop sensor networks. International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, pages 89-94, 2011.
  8. SK Yoon, O. Soysal, M. Demirbas, C. Qiao. Coordinated Locomotion and Monitoring using Autonomous Mobile Sensor Nodes. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.
  9. M. Demirbas, S. Tasci, S. Kulkarni. Maestro: A cloud computing framework with automated locking. Workshop on Management of Cloud Systems, 2012.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0747209. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).