Energy efficient radio range allocation in ad hoc wireless sensor networks

Qasim R. Iqbal, David J. Holding, Keith J. Blow, Quang Gao

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Abstract

In ad hoc wireless sensor networks, energy use is in many cases the most important constraint since it corresponds directly to operational lifetime. The lifetimes can be extended by topology management schemes, such as GAF, Leach and SPAN that put the redundant nodes for routing to sleep in order to save the energy, and by optimizing each node's radio range as this determines the number of neighboring nodes that collaborate to forward data to a base station or sink. In this paper we modify the network simulation tool NS2 to accommodate nodes with different transmission ranges, and develop simulation and energy models of such topology management schemes for three simple linear wireless sensor networks. Our detailed packet-level simulations show that if the radio range is optimized then the network lifetime can be improved by 40% and 60% respectively compared with the best case where equal radio range and commercial off the shelf (COTS) systems are used.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSimulation Series
Pages58-65
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event10th Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium, CNS 2007, Part of the 2007 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2007 - Norfolk, VA, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Mar 200729 Mar 2007

Conference

Conference10th Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium, CNS 2007, Part of the 2007 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNorfolk, VA
Period25/03/0729/03/07

Keywords

  • Energy conservation
  • Index terms wireless sensor networks
  • Simulation

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    Iqbal, Q. R., Holding, D. J., Blow, K. J., & Gao, Q. (2007). Energy efficient radio range allocation in ad hoc wireless sensor networks. In Simulation Series (pp. 58-65)