Power Control for Mobile Sensor Networks: An Experimental Approach

Date Added: May 2010
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Techniques for controlling the transmission power of wireless mobile devices have been widely studied in ad-hoc and cellular networks. However, as mobile applications for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) emerge, the unique characteristics of these networks, such as severe resource constraints, suggest that transmission power control should be revisited from a WSN perspective. In this paper, the authors take an experimental approach to examine the effectiveness of power control for WSN applications that involve mobility at human walking speeds.