Date Added: Mar 2013
Design of reliable Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) needs to address the failure of single or multiple network components and implementation of the techniques to tolerate the faults occurred at various levels. The issues and requirements of reliability improvement mechanism depend on the available resources and application for which the WSN is deployed. This paper discusses the different modeling approaches to evaluate the reliability and classification of the approaches to improve it. Also the paper analyzes reliability enhancement by existing fault tolerant methods in WSN and compares the performance of these techniques with the technique the authors developed.