International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS)

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IJCNIS Vol.6, No.12, Nov. 2014

Genetic Algorithm Based Node Fault Detection and Recovery in Distributed Sensor Networks

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Lokesh B. Bhajantri, Nalini. N

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Distributed Sensor Networks (DSNs);Genetic Algorithm (GA);Fault Detection and Recovery


Sensor nodes are prone to failure due to energy depletion and some other reasons in Distributed Sensor Networks (DSNs). In this regard fault tolerance of network is essential in distributed sensor environment. Energy efficiency, network or topology control and fault-tolerance are the most important issues in the development of next-generation DSNs. This paper proposes a node fault detection and recovery by using Genetic Algorithm (GA), when some of the sensor nodes faulty in DSN. The main objective of this work is to provide fault tolerance mechanism, which is energy efficient and responsive to network by using GA which is used to detect the faulty of nodes in the network based on the energy depletion of node and link failure between nodes. The proposed fault detection model is used to detect faults at node level and network level faults (link failure and packet error). We have evaluated the performance parameters for the proposed scheme.

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Lokesh B. Bhajantri, Nalini. N,"Genetic Algorithm Based Node Fault Detection and Recovery in Distributed Sensor Networks", IJCNIS, vol.6, no.12, pp.37-46, 2014. DOI: 10.5815/ijcnis.2014.12.05


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