Lifetime Analysis in Heterogeneous Sensor Networks

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Lifetime Analysis in Heterogeneous Sensor Networks
Wireless sensor networks (WSN) are composed of battery-driven communication entities performing multiple, usually different tasks. In order to complete a given task, all sensor nodes, which are deployed in an ad-hoc fashion, have to collaborate by exchanging and forwarding measurement data. We define the behavior of the overall sensor network based on the parameters lifetime and functional density. The functional density describes the distribution of all necessary tasks in a given geographical area. The lifetime is primarily given by the time each task is successfully performed by at least one node, i.e. the functional density of all necessary tasks. Nodes can become unavailable due to insufficient remaining energy. We assume that sensor nodes can be reconfigured or reprogrammed by a mobile robot system. There are various reasons for considering robots for this reconfiguration, e.g. reliability, security, and deployment issues. In this paper, we evaluate the advantages of exploiti...
Falko Dressler, Isabel Dietrich
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where DSD
Authors Falko Dressler, Isabel Dietrich
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