Determining Design Parameters for Ad-hoc Wireless Sensor Networks

Gao, Qiang and Blow, Keith J. and Holding, David J. and Marshall, Ian W. (2003) Determining Design Parameters for Ad-hoc Wireless Sensor Networks. In: Proceedings of IEEE ETFA 2003, SEP 16-19, 2003, Lisbon, PORTUGAL. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This paper considers the design of wireless sensor networks in which a set of smart battery-powered sensor nodes cooperatively form an ad hoc communications network for monitoring and control applications. The paper examines ways of extending the life of such networks by introducing a 'sleep mode' in the sensor node. Quantitative analysis is used to show that although there is a complex relationship between 'sleeping' and energy conservation, it is possible to make significant energy savings while incurring only modest degradation in performance. An optimum energy saving curve is derived which provides a basis for the design of extended-life ad hoc wireless sensor networks.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:00
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 10:16
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