Date Added: Oct 2012
Energy efficiency and reliability are always the main concern in wireless sensor networks. In a sensor network the nodes are present with limited energy and with each transmission they loss some energy. It is required to minimize the rerouting to save the energy loss. The authors proposed an algorithm to get the efficiency as well as the reliability. An algorithm for energy efficient maximally covered sensor network is presented. In this work the Path Selection Routing along with the concept of Ant Optimization is combined. The initial route will be identified by the Path Selection algorithm and in case of any broken link or intrusion in the path it will look for the alternate path using Ant Optimization.