The Open UniversitySkip to content

HUSEC: A heuristic self configuration model for wireless sensor networks

Iqbal, Mudasser M.; Gondal, Iqbal and Dooley, Laurence S. (2007). HUSEC: A heuristic self configuration model for wireless sensor networks. Computer Communications, 30(7) pp. 1624–1640.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


The Network State Beacons (NSB) exchange rate is the critical parameter in monitoring the dynamic state of any self-configuring ad hoc sensor network. Along with the network state and the overhead control traffic, it determines both the time and nature of any proactive reconfiguration activity that is necessary to counteract any degradation in network performance. While traditionally selected at random, this rate of beacon exchange significantly affects the accuracy with which the variations in network state are tracked. It is therefore imperative to adapt this rate to the variation in load profile and attempt to maintain its value within predefined bounds which can be optimised to keep the network operating quiescently, while conforming to its various Quality-of-Service (QoS) requirements. This paper presents a novel, heuristic self-configuration (HUSEC) model which addresses this optimisation problem. The simulation results confirm that the model reconfigures the network more effectively to not only achieve higher throughput, but also greater network integrity, with minimal control traffic and resource overheads.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISBN: 3-540-75766-X, 978-3-540-75766-5
ISSN: 0140-3664
Keywords: Wireless ad hoc sensor networks; Self-configuration; Beacon exchange rate
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 10507
Depositing User: Laurence Dooley
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:09
Share this page:


Altmetrics from Altmetric

Citations from Dimensions

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU