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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 840647, 6 pages
Research Article

A Real-Time and Low Power Working Method for Mobile WSN

School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China

Received 11 April 2014; Revised 29 May 2014; Accepted 25 June 2014; Published 7 July 2014

Academic Editor: Chengjin Zhang

Copyright © 2014 Xiaotong Du et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In many mobile wireless sensor network (WSN) applications, the low power problem is often ignored to maintain the real-time property of monitoring nodes. To solve the long-time working problems of mobile nodes and the whole WSN network, this paper provides a new working method. First, the real-time and consumption features are compared between the Random Mechanism (RM) and Time-Division Mechanism (TDM) through experiments. Secondly, a mobile Time-Division Mechanism based on subnet node ID is designed to reduce the power consumption on the premise of real-time requirements effectively. At the same time, relevant experimental results demonstrate that time synchronization mechanism cannot improve the real-time performance effectively.