A Positioning Method in Wireless Sensor Networks Using Genetic Algorithms

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Executive Summary

The recent area of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) has brought new challenges to developers of network protocols. Energy consumption and network coverage are two important challenges in wireless sensor networks. The authors investigate intelligent techniques for node positioning to reduce energy consumption with coverage preserved in wireless sensor network. A genetic algorithm is used to create energy efficient node positioning in wireless sensor networks. The simulation result shown that the proposed intelligent algorithm can extend the network lifetime for different network positioning method.

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