Title: Research on coverage optimisation of wireless sensor networks based on an artificial bee colony algorithm

Authors: Xing Xu; Guanlan Zhou; Tinggui Chen

Addresses: School of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, Hangzhou, China ' College of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China ' College of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China

Abstract: Many applications of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) require information about the locations of each sensor node. However, the coverage control is a basic problem in WSN applications. In this paper, the deterministic network coverage problem is discussed and an Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) algorithm is used to solve this problem. Firstly, the WSN coverage problem is described and its mathematic model is built. Then, an ABC algorithm is introduced to solve the network coverage problem. Subsequently, a simulation experiment is used to illustrate its efficiency and effectiveness.

Keywords: wireless sensor networks; WSNs; network coverage; coverage optimisation; artificial bee colony; ABC algorithm; mathematical modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2015.072570

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2015 Vol.9 No.2, pp.199 - 204

Received: 14 Apr 2015
Accepted: 14 May 2015

Published online: 19 Oct 2015 *

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