We present a data compression and dimensionality reduction scheme for data fusion and aggregation applications to prevent data congestion and reduce energy consumption at network connecting points such as cluster heads and gateways. Our in-network approach can be easily tuned to analyze the data temporal or spatial correlation using an unsupervised neural network scheme, namely the autoencoders. In particular, our algorithm extracts intrinsic data features from previously collected historical samples to transform the raw data into a low dimensional representation. Moreover, the proposed framework provides an error bound guarantee mechanism. We evaluate the proposed solution using realworld data sets and compare it with traditional methods for temporal and spatial data compression. The experimental validation reveals that our approach outperforms several existing wireless sensor network's data compression methods in terms of compression efficiency and signal reconstruction. Copyright 2014 ACM.
Alsheikh, M. A., Poh, P. K., Lin, S., Tan, H. P., & Niyato, D. (2014). Efficient data compression with error bound guarantee in wireless sensor networks. In MSWiM 2014 - Proceedings of the 17th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (pp. 307–311). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2641798.2641799