Author: Marc Domingo Prieto
Programme: Doctoral Programme in Network and Information Technologies
Supervisors: Dr. Joan Arnedo Moreno and Dr. Xavier Vilajosana Guillén
Faculty / Institute: Doctoral School UOC
Subjects: Computer Science
Key words: p2p, wsn, Security, PID, jxta
Area of knowledge: Network and Information Technologies
This thesis addresses different limitations found in WSNs in order to enable their deployment in new scenarios as well as to make it easier to disseminate the gathered information. At a lower level, we concentrate on energy consumption while, at a higher level, we focus on the dissemination and security of information. The consumption of an individual mote in networks with dynamic traffic patterns is reduced by defining a scheduling function based on the well-known PID controller. Additionally, the life of a WSN is extended by equally distributing the consumption of all the motes, which reduces the number of interventions required to replace batteries as well as the associated cost. To help the dissemination of information coming from a WSN we have proposed jxSensor, which is an integration layer between WSNs and the well-known JXTA P2P system. As we are dealing with sensitive information, we have proposed an anonymity layer in JXTA and a light authentication method in its mobile version.