International Journal of Modern Engineering Research (IJMER)
Recent years have seen a developing interest in deploying large number of sensor nodes that coordinate in a distributed fashion on data gathering and analyzing. These nodes can be deployed over a wireless sensor network in random or deterministic fashion. While the random node deployment is preferred in many applications, if possible, other deployments should be investigated since an inappropriate node deployment can increase the complexity of other problems in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) such as excessive energy consumption. Thus, the authors examine three competitors of node deployment for a sensor network: a regular hexagon based, a octagon-square based and a tri-beehive based tiling.