Date Added: Jan 2012
Improvements in electronic and computer technologies have tiled the path for explosion of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). A fundamental component of resource management in WSN is transmitter power control and an efficient power control technique is essential to support system quality and efficiency. The data transmitted from the sensor nodes is highly susceptible to error in a wireless environment which increases the transmit power. Error Control Coding (ECC) schemes can improve the system performance and has an impact on energy consumption. Further the adverse impacts caused by radio irregularities and fading increases the energy consumption and thereby reduces the WSN lifetime.