Distributed adaptability and mobility in space based wireless pico-satellite sensor networks

Li Wei, Tughrul Arslan, Ahmed O. El-Rayis, Nakul Haridas, Ahmet T. Erdogan, E. Yang

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Collaborative networks of miniaturized satellite nodes demand new comprehensive and efficient distributed algorithms and protocols. The mobile nature of these nodes requires that these algorithms and protocols must be adaptive to ceaseless topology changes. This paper proposes an adaptive decision making function and weight factor targeting a highly efficient algorithm for distributed nodes. The new emerging algorithm aims to solve the above deployment problem. Other research work inspired by classical dynamics that study the movement of objects, called virtual force algorithm, is compared to the new algorithm in the paper. Our results demonstrate that the deployment algorithm using Decision Making function and distributed nodes' Weight Factor provide much more efficiency and savings in mobility energy than the existing algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems
EditorsDidier Keymeulen
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769531663
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2008
Event2008 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems, AHS 2008 - Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Jun 200825 Jun 2008


Conference2008 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems, AHS 2008


  • mobile radio
  • protocols
  • satellite communication
  • telecommunication network topology
  • wireless sensor networks

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