A Progressive Approach to Reducing Data Collection Latency in Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Elements

A Progressive Approach to Reducing Data Collection Latency in Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Elements The introduction of mobile elements has created a new dimension to reduce and balance the energy consumption in wireless sensor networks. However, data collection latency may become higher due to the relatively slow travel speed of mobile elements. Thus, the scheduling of mobile elements, i.e., how they traverse through the sensing field and when they collect data from which sensor, is of ultimate importance and has attracted increasing attention from the research community. Formulated as…

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Vampire attacks: Draining life from wireless ad-hoc sensor networks

Vampire attacks: Draining life from wireless ad-hoc sensor networks Ad-hoc low-power wireless networks are an exciting research direction in sensing and pervasive computing. Prior security work in this area has focused primarily on denial of communication at the routing or medium access control levels. This paper explores resource depletion attacks at the routing protocol layer, which permanently disable networks by quickly draining nodes’ battery power. These “Vampire” attacks are not specific to any specific protocol, but rather rely on the properties of many popular classes of routing protocols. The examined…

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Fingerprint Compression Based on Sparse Representation

Fingerprint Compression Based on Sparse Representation A new fingerprint compression algorithm based on sparse representation is introduced. Obtaining an overcomplete dictionary from a set of fingerprint patches allows us to represent them as a sparse linear combination of dictionary atoms. In the algorithm, we first construct a dictionary for predefined fingerprint image patches. For a new given fingerprint images, represent its patches according to the dictionary by computing l0-minimization and then quantize and encode the representation. In this paper, we consider the effect of various factors on compression results. Three…

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