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Obstacle avoidance routing scheme through optimal sink movement for home monitoring and mobile robotic consumer devices

Chanak, P., Banerjee, I., Wang, J. and Sherratt, S. (2014) Obstacle avoidance routing scheme through optimal sink movement for home monitoring and mobile robotic consumer devices. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, 60 (4). pp. 596-604. ISSN 0098-3063

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1109/TCE.2014.7027292


In recent years, ZigBee has been proven to be an excellent solution to create scalable and flexible home automation networks. In a home automation network, consumer devices typically collect data from a home monitoring environment and then transmit the data to an end user through multi-hop communication without the need for any human intervention. However, due to the presence of typical obstacles in a home environment, error-free reception may not be possible, particularly for power constrained devices. A mobile sink based data transmission scheme can be one solution but obstacles create significant complexities for the sink movement path determination process. Therefore, an obstacle avoidance data routing scheme is of vital importance to the design of an efficient home automation system. This paper presents a mobile sink based obstacle avoidance routing scheme for a home monitoring system. The mobile sink collects data by traversing through the obstacle avoidance path. Through ZigBee based hardware implementation and verification, the proposed scheme successfully transmits data through the obstacle avoidance path to improve network performance in terms of life span, energy consumption and reliability. The application of this work can be applied to a wide range of intelligent pervasive consumer products and services including robotic vacuum cleaners and personal security robots1.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:39295
Uncontrolled Keywords:Home Monitoring, Zigbee, Mobile Sink, Routing, Obstacle Detection.


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