Design Issues: Duty Cycle Control in Wireless Sensor Networks
Wireless sensor networks are envisioned to be deployed in the physical environment to monitor a wide variety of real-world phenomena. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN's) are becoming popular in military and civilian applications such as surveillance, monitoring, disaster recovery, home automation and many others. Almost any sensor network application faces the challenging design constraints of efficient energy consumption. The paper presents concept of basic duty cycle control algorithms. Further studies will stress on the shortcoming mentioned in duty cycle control algorithms SIPF under different types of traffic conditions applied to the WSN and how different types traffic structures affect the SIPF algorithm will be examined.