Ion-6: A Positionless Self-Deploying Method for Wireless Sensor Networks
Source: Hindawi Publishing
Sensor networks are deployed to monitor the interested area. Maximizing the sensing coverage depends on effectively determining the locations of sensors. In this paper, a self-deploying method named as Ion-6 is proposed. Sensors are modeled as ions, and the links between them are treated as ionic bonds. When the number of ionic bonds of a sensor is full, the sensor will expel others out of its field. Sensors organize themselves as the hexagonal format to maximize the network's coverage area, retain the network connectivity, and prevent from introducing the coverage holes.