Simulation of Wireless Sensor Networks Under Partial Coverage

This paper presents research using simulation to explore the sensitivity of the network lifetime of a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) under the constraint to maintain a chosen coverage percentage when different aspects of the node model are included. Specifically, they begin with a simple sensor node that can transition between an awake mode and a sleep mode, dependent on meeting the coverage constraint with a simple battery model that expends energy when the node is in the awake mode. They then compare this network behavior to when the battery model includes battery recovery behavior.

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers Topic: Mobility Date Added: Nov 2011 Format: PDF

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