A fault tolerance management framework for Wireless Sensor Networks

Iman Saleh, Hesham El-Sayed, Mohamed Eltoweissy

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    Abstract

    Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) have the potential of significantly enhancing our ability to monitor and interact with our physical environment. Realizing a fault-tolerant operation is critical to the success of WSN. The main challenge is providing fault-tolerance (FT) while conserving the limited resources of the network. Our main contribution in this paper is to propose a general framework for fault-tolerance in WSN. The proposed framework can be used to guide the design and development of FT solutions and to evaluate existing ones. We present a comparative study of the existing schemes and identify potential enhancements. A primary module of the framework is the learning and refinement module which enables a FT solution to be adaptive and self-configurable based on changes in the network conditions. We view this as vital to the resource-constrained and highly dynamic WSN. Up to our knowledge, we are the first to propose the implementation of such module in FT solutions for WSN.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2006 Innovations in Information Technology, IIT
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event2006 Innovations in Information Technology, IIT - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: Nov 19 2006Nov 21 2006

    Publication series

    Name2006 Innovations in Information Technology, IIT

    Other

    Other2006 Innovations in Information Technology, IIT
    Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
    CityDubai
    Period11/19/0611/21/06

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Computer Science Applications

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