A Method for Gathering Sensor Data for Fish-Farm Monitoring Considering the Transmission-Range Volume

Koichi ISHIDA  Yoshiaki TANIGUCHI  Nobukazu IGUCHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E101-D   No.3   pp.808-811
Publication Date: 2018/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Information Network
fish farm,  undersea sensor networks,  monitoring,  acoustic data communication,  

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We have proposed a fish-farm monitoring system. In our system, the transmission range of acoustic waves from sensors attached to the undersides of the fish is not omnidirectional because of obstruction from the bodies of the fish. In addition, energy-efficient control is highly important in our system to avoid the need to replace the batteries. In this letter, we propose a data-gathering method for fish-farm monitoring without the use of control packets so that energy-efficient control is possible. Instead, our method uses the transmission-range volume as calculated from the location of the sensor node to determine the timing of packet transmission. Through simulation evaluations, we show that the data-gathering performance of our proposed method is better than that of comparative methods.