A new intra-cluster scheduling scheme for real-time flows in wireless sensor networks
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© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Real-time flows using time division multiple access (TDMA) scheduling in cluster-based wireless sensor networks try to schedule more flows per time frame to minimize the schedule length to meet the deadline. The problem with the previously used cluster-based scheduling algorithm is that intra-cluster scheduling does not consider that the clusters may have internal or outgoing flows. Thus, intra-cluster scheduling algorithms do not utilize their empty time-slots and thus increase schedule length. In this paper, we propose a new intra-cluster scheduling algorithm by considering that clusters may have having internal or outgoing flows. Thus, intra-cluster scheduling algorithms do not differentiate the intra-cluster time slots and utilize their empty time slots. The objective is to schedule more flows per time frame, to reduce schedule length and improve the acceptance rate of flows. Simulation results show that the acceptance rate of the proposed scheme has a higher performance than the previous scheme.
Ali, Gohar; Moreira, Fernando; Alfandi, Omar; Shah, Babar; and Ilyas, Mohammed, "A new intra-cluster scheduling scheme for real-time flows in wireless sensor networks" (2020). Scopus Indexed Articles. 236.