Journal of Computing
Linear Wireless Sensor Networks (LWSNs) are captivating significant attention because of their suitability for wide-range of applications. These applications dictate the topology of the network (i.e., placement of nodes) and introduce unique challenges such as non-uniform energy consumption. Moreover, these applications require LWSNs to operate for decades. However, sensor nodes with severe energy constraints may not be able to meet that expectation. Therefore, the network lifetime is one of the most prominent barriers in deploying LWSN for large-scale applications. Strategic placement of nodes can significantly improve the network performance.