Institute of Research in Engineering and Technology (IRET)
Wireless sensor networks are increasingly seen as potential solution for wide range of problems. From industrial sensing to disaster recovery engineers are using or planning to use them in broad type of applications. However uncertain and erratic lifetime of these battery-powered networks is still major concern while designing efficient wireless sensor networks. MAC layer scheduling, topology control, energy efficient routing protocols, effective fault tolerance are some of the techniques used by researchers in extending network lifetime of wireless sensor networks.