Date Added: May 2013
In this paper, the authors consider an overarching problem that encompasses both performance metrics. In particular, they study the network capacity problem under a given network lifetime requirement. Specifically, for a wireless sensor network where each node is provisioned with an initial energy, if all nodes are required to live up to a certain lifetime criterion, what is the maximum amount of bit volume that can be generated by the entire network? In particular, those nodes that consume the least amount of power on their data path toward the base station are allocated with much more bit rates than other nodes in the network.