Energy efficient transmission protocol for distributed source coding in sensor networks

Zuoyin Tangt, I.A. Glover, A.N. Evans, Jianhua He

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


Distributed source coding (DSC) has recently been considered as an efficient approach to data compression in wireless sensor networks (WSN). Using this coding method multiple sensor nodes compress their correlated observations without inter-node communications. Therefore energy and bandwidth can be efficiently saved. In this paper, we investigate a randombinning based DSC scheme for remote source estimation in WSN and its performance of estimated signal to distortion ratio (SDR). With the introduction of a detailed power consumption model for wireless sensor communications, we quantitatively analyze the overall network energy consumption of the DSC scheme. We further propose a novel energy-aware transmission protocol for the DSC scheme, which flexibly optimizes the DSC performance in terms of either SDR or energy consumption, by adapting the source coding and transmission parameters to the network conditions. Simulations validate the energy efficiency of the proposed adaptive transmission protocol.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications, 2007
Subtitle of host publicationICC '07
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-0353-0, 1-4244-0353-7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventIEEE 2007 International Conference on Communications - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Jun 200728 Jun 2007


ConferenceIEEE 2007 International Conference on Communications
Abbreviated titleICC '07
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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