A Mobility Management Framework for Optimizing the Trajectory of a Mobile Base-station

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EWSN'11 Proceedings of the 8th European conference on Wireless sensor networks


We describe a software framework for prescribing the trajetory path of a mobile sink in a wireless sensor network under an extensible set of optimization criteria. The framework relies on an integrated mobility manager that continuously advises the sink using application-specific network statistics. We focus on a reference mplementation for TinyOS.Through extensive physical experimentation, we show that the mobility manager significantly improves network performance under a range of optimization scenarios.