Date Added: Aug 2012
Wireless sensor networks create numerous fundamental coordination problems. For example, in a number of application domains including homeland security, environmental monitoring and surveillance for military operations, a network's ability to efficiently manage power consumption is extremely critical as direct user intervention after initial deployment is severely limited. In these settings, limited battery life gives rise to the basic coordination problem of maintaining coverage while maximizing the network's lifetime. In this paper the authors proposed game theory. Game Theory (GT) is a mathematical method that describes the phenomenon of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers.