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Biologically Inspired Cooperative Routing for Wireless Mobile Sensor Networks

Iyengar, SS and Wu, Hsiao-Chun and Balakrishnan, N and Chang, Shih Yu (2007) Biologically Inspired Cooperative Routing for Wireless Mobile Sensor Networks. In: Systems Journal, IEEE, 1 (1). pp. 29-37.

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Biological systems present remarkable adaptation, reliability, and robustness in various environments, even under hostility. Most of them are controlled by the individuals in a distributed and self-organized way. These biological mechanisms provide useful resources for designing the dynamical and adaptive routing schemes of wireless mobile sensor networks, in which the individual nodes should ideally operate without central control. This paper investigates crucial biologically inspired mechanisms and the associated techniques for resolving routing in wireless sensor networks, including Ant-based and genetic approaches. Furthermore, the principal contributions of this paper are as follows. We present a mathematical theory of the biological computations in the context of sensor networks; we further present a generalized routing framework in sensor networks by diffusing different modes of biological computations using Ant-based and genetic approaches; finally, an overview of several emerging research directions are addressed within the new biologically computational framework.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Systems Journal, IEEE
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 09:55
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/26113

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