Multi-Agent System for Fault Tolerance in Wireless Sensor Networks

Title : Multi-Agent System for Fault Tolerance in Wireless Sensor Networks
Journal : KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
Authors : HwaMin Lee, Se Dong Min, Min-Hyung Choi, DaeWon Lee
Corresponding author : DaeWon Lee
DOI : https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-9341-9_32

Abstract
Wireless sensor networks (WSN) are self-organized networks that typically consist of thousands of low-cost, low-powered sensor nodes. The reliability and availability of WSNs can be affected by faults, including those from radio interference, battery exhaustion, hardware and software failures, communication link errors, malicious attacks, and so on. Thus, we propose a novel multi-agent fault tolerant system for wireless sensor networks. Since a major requirement of WSNs is to reduce energy consumption, we use multi-agent and mobile agent configurations to manage WSNs that provide energy-efficient services. Mobile agent architecture have inherent advantages in that they provide energy awareness, scalability, reliability, and extensibility. Our multi-agent system consists of a resource manager, a fault tolerance manager and a load balancing manager, and we also propose fault-tolerant protocols that use multi-agent and mobile agent setups.

Acknowledgments
A preliminary version of this paper was presented at APIC-IST 2015, and was selected as an outstanding paper. This research was supported by the Soonchunhyang University Research Fund and This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education(NRF-2014R1A1A2057878)