Title: Pre-deployment non-uniform node distribution strategy for enhancing network efficacy in WSN

Authors: Shilpa Mahajan; Jyoteesh Malhotra; Sandeep Sharma

Addresses: Department of CSE, School of Engineering & Technology, ITM University, Gurgaon, India ' ECE Department, Regional Campus, Guru Nanak Dev University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Abstract: In this paper, a node deployment strategy for maintaining energy balance in a sector-based network is proposed. Nodes distribution in the sector area is done on proposed methodology and the validation of the distribution is proved analytically. Selection of a head node in a cell area is done using selection factor metric by considering real-time losses. A scheduling technique is also adopted for data transmission that aims not only to utilise energy efficiently but also aims to avoid energy hole around base station. This method gives better results in terms of energy consumption and enhances lifetime of the network. The results are compared on load distribution and energy consumption pattern for single and multi-hop network.

Keywords: energy efficiency; energy balancing; non-uniform distribution; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; power budget; network lifetime; node distribution strategy; node deployment; scheduling; energy consumption; load distribution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2015.071676

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2015 Vol.9 No.1, pp.49 - 57

Received: 30 Sep 2014
Accepted: 07 Feb 2015

Published online: 14 Sep 2015 *

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