Joint UAV Trajectory and Data Demand for Scheduling in Wireless Sensor Networks
Energy reduction for sireless sensor networks (WSNs) is considered in many works. Sensor scheduling for data collection where the sensors in a WSN are set to wake-up and sleeping mode is a promising candidate. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) utilizing the mobility is investigated to support the data collection for WSNs. This paper proposes a novel system and timing model where a UAV flies to hover at sensors and collect the sensed data. Therefore, a design problem for operation
time minimization is established as a combination problem. To overcome the challenge, we propose a heuristic search method to find the trajectory of UAV. The numerical results demonstrate that the proposed method outperforms the random one.
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