Dynamic Vehicle Routing for Data Gathering in Wireless Networks

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Dynamic Vehicle Routing for Data Gathering in Wireless Networks
We consider a dynamic vehicle routing problem in wireless networks where messages arriving randomly in time and space are collected by a mobile receiver (vehicle or a collector). The collector is responsible for receiving these messages via wireless communication by dynamically adjusting its position in the network. Our goal is to utilize a combination of wireless transmission and controlled mobility to improve the delay performance in such networks. We show that the necessary and sufficient condition for the stability of such a system (in the bounded average number of messages sense) is given by < 1 where is the average system load. We derive fundamental lower bounds for the delay in the system and develop policies that are stable for all loads < 1 and that have asymptotically optimal delay scaling. Furthermore, we extend our analysis to the case of multiple collectors in the network. We show that the combination of mobility and wireless transmission results in a delay scalin...
Güner D. Çelik, Eytan Modiano
Added 09 Dec 2010
Updated 09 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where CORR
Authors Güner D. Çelik, Eytan Modiano
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