The Significant Impact of a Set of Topologies on Wireless Sensor Networks
Routing and topology control for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is significantly important to achieve energy efficiency in resource-constrained WSNs, and high-speed packet delivery. In this paper, the authors introduce a framework for WSN that combines three design approaches: clustering, routing, and topology control. In this framework, they implement an energy-efficient zone-based topology and routing protocol. The framework features a new set of graphs referred to as the Mini Gabriel (MG) graphs. The simulation results demonstrate that the framework with the MG graphs and without these graphs are generally 28% better than the framework with an existing geometric graph.