Some problems of directional sensor networks
by Huadong Ma, Yonghe Liu
International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET), Vol. 2, No. 1/2, 2007

Abstract: Wireless sensor networks are often based on omni-sensing and communication models. In contrast, in this paper, we investigate sensor networks with directional sensing and communication capability. Due to the distinct characteristics and potential effects on coverage and connectivity of the network, novel analysis and solutions are demanded. Towards this end, this paper analyses deployment strategies for satisfying given coverage probability requirements with directional sensing models. Moreover, for sensors with directional communication model, we propose methods for checking and repairing the connectivity of the network. We design efficient protocols to implement our idea. A set of experiments are also performed to prove the effectiveness of our solution.

Online publication date: Mon, 02-Apr-2007

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