On the Effective Energy Consumption in Wireless Sensor Networks

Date Added: May 2010
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The authors analytically characterize the energy consumption per successfully transmitted packet in end-to-end packet transmissions in a wireless sensor network where nodes are identically and independently distributed in a square area following a homogeneous Poisson process. It is assumed that a greedy forwarding protocol is used for routing. They obtain analytical results on the average number of hops between any two nodes if the transmission is successful and the average number of hops traversed by packets before being dropped if the transmission is unsuccessful.