Date Added: Dec 2011
In this paper, the authors study a new approach to model the overall Energy Consumption (EC) in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). First, they extract parameters involving in the EC of WSNs. The dependency between configuration parameters and the average residual energy of a specific application is then investigated. Their approach has three key steps: profiling, parameter reduction, and modeling. In profiling, a sensor network simulator is re-run 800 times with different values of the configuration parameters in order to profile the average residual energy in nodes. In the parameter reduction, three statistical analyses (p-value, linear and non-linear correlation) are applied to the outcome of profiled experiments in order to separate the effective parameters on WSN residual energy.