Energy Efficient Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey

Date Added: Jan 2013
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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) consists of huge number of Sensor Nodes (SNs) with sensing, communication and processing capabilities. SNs have limited energy supply, storage and computational capacity. In recent years energy efficient computation is a major concern in WSN. The critical aspects include reduction in the energy consumption of SNs so that the network lifetime can be extended to reasonable times. For this purpose many novel innovative techniques based on energy efficient computation have been proposed. In this paper, the authors present a brief analysis on energy efficient computation protocols. They have also presented a comparison of these protocols.