A Cellular Automaton Based Algorithm for Mobile Sensor Gathering

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 University of New South Wales, College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Sydney, Australia.

2 University of Tehran, College of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science

Abstract

In this paper we proposed a Cellular Automaton based local algorithm to solve the autonomously sensor gathering problem in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks (MWSN). In this problem initially the connected mobile sensors deployed in the network and goal is gather all sensors into one location. The sensors decide to move only based on their local information. Cellular Automaton (CA) as dynamical systems in which space and time are discrete and rules are local, is proper candidate to simulate and analyze the problem. Using CA presents a better understanding of the problem.

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