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Game balanced multi-factor multicast routing in sensor grid networks

  • Fan, Qingfeng
  • Xiong, Naixue
  • Zeitouni, Karine
  • Wu, Qiongli
  • Vasilakos, Athanasios
  • Tian, Yu-Chu
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2016
Queensland University of Technology ePrints Archive
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In increasingly important sensor grid networks, multicast routing is widely used in date aggregation and distributed query processing. It requires multicast trees for efficient data transmissions. However, sensor nodes in such networks typically have limited resources and computing power. Efforts have been made to consider the space, energy and data factors separately to optimize the network performance. Considering these factors simultaneously, this paper presents a game balance based multi-factor multicast routing approach for sensor grid networks. It integrates the three factors into a unified model through a linear combination. The model is standardized and then solved theoretically by using the concept of game balance from game theory. The solution gives Nash equilibrium, implying a well balanced result for all the three factors. The theoretic results are implemented in algorithms for cluster formation, cluster core selection, cluster tree construction, and multicast routing. Extensive simulation experiments show that the presented approach gives mostly better overall performance than benchmark methods.

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