Study of Lifetime Extension in Wireless Sensor Networks Through Congestion Control Algorithms
Source: University of Cyprus
Energy constraints are undoubtedly a major concern in the creation of algorithms for WSNs. In this paper, the authors examine the issue of extending a wireless sensor network's lifetime, not with the aim of providing a new algorithm, or comparing existing energy-reduction related methods, but with the aim of understanding if this problem can be inherently addressed by other types of algorithms such as those designed for congestion control and avoidance. They claim and prove that Congestion Control Algorithms can also assist in the uniform energy utilization of a Wireless Sensor Network to some extent.