A rational data delivery framework for disaster-inspired internet of nano-things (IoNT) in practice

Al-Turjman F.

CLUSTER COMPUTING-THE JOURNAL OF NETWORKS SOFTWARE TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS, vol.22, pp.1751-1763, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10586-017-1357-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1751-1763
  • Keywords: Data routing, Energy-efficiency, Internet of nano-things, Nanonetworks, NANOSENSOR NETWORKS, SENSOR NETWORKS, COMMUNICATION


In this paper, we put forward a data delivery framework in nano-scale systems, where a number of nanosensors are disseminated over tiny areas such as small objects, plant roots, human bodies and the likes to help in disaster management. For our considered system, data is dispatched from varied subsystems through a nano-router, towards a gateway connected to a much larger system such as the Internet. Consequently, this makes our system suitable to be used for nano-scale disaster-inspired applications in the internet of nano things (IoNT). We look at the entire nanonetwork energy while selecting the next hop for the routed data packet while considering critical attributes in disastrous situations such as fairness in load distribution and time to repair. Our data delivery system considers IoNT-limitations related to the hop count and the amount of remaining energy level. Extensive simulations verified by testbed results in practice have been performed to show the effectiveness of the proposed data delivery approach in comparison to other energy-aware baseline approaches in the literature.