Proceedings of the 3rd IFIP Wireless Days Conference 2010, Venice, Italy, October 20-22, 2010; 01/2010
ABSTRACT: High-resolution images with wide field of view are important in realizing many applications of wireless multimedia sensor networks. Previous works that generally use multi-tier topology and provide such images by increasing the capabilities of camera sensor nodes lead to an increase in network cost. On the other hand, the resulting energy consumption is a considerable issue that has not been seriously considered in previous works. In this paper, high-resolution images with wide field of view are generated without increasing the total cost of network and with minimum energy dissipation. This is achieved by using image stitching in WMSNs, designing a two-tier network topology with new structure, and proposing a camera selection algorithm. In the proposed two-tier structure, low cost camera sensor nodes are used only in the lower-tier and sensor nodes without camera are considered in the upper-tier which decreases total network cost as much as possible. Also, since a simplified image stitching method is implemented and a new algorithm for selecting active nodes is utilized, energy dissipation in the network is decreased by applying the proposed methods. The results of simulations supported the preceding statements.
Sensors 01/2009; 9(8):6385-410. · 1.74 Impact Factor
Sixth Annual Conference on Communication Networks and Services Research (CNSR 2008), 5-8 May 2008, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; 01/2008