End-to-end delay analysis in wireless sensor networks with service vacation

Ibrahim Alabdulmohsin, Amal Hyadi, Laila H. Afify, Basem Shihada

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In this paper, a delay-sensitive multi-hop wireless sensor network is considered, employing an M/G/1 with vacations framework. Sensors transmit measurements to a predefined data sink subject to maximum end-to-end delay constraint. In order to prolong the battery lifetime, a sleeping scheme is adopted throughout the network nodes. The objective of our proposed framework is to present an expression for maximum hop-count as well as an approximate expression of the probability of blocking at the sink node upon violating certain end-to-end delay threshold. Using numerical simulations, we validate the proposed analytical model and demonstrate that the blocking probability of the system for various vacation time distributions matches the simulation results.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479930838
StatePublished - Apr 2014

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