Integrated Topology Control and Routing Problem in Cluster-Based Wireless Sensor Networks
Data-gathering Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are operated unattended over long time horizons to collect data in several applications. Typically, sensors have limited energy (e.g., an on-board battery) and are subject to the elements in the terrain. In-network operations, which largely involve periodically changing network flow decisions to prolong the network lifetime, are managed remotely, and the collected data are retrieved by a user via internet. An integrated topology control and routing problem in cluster-based WSNs are analyzed to improve the network lifetime.