Distributed optimal self-organisation in a class of wireless sensor networks

@article{Karnik2004DistributedOS,
  title={Distributed optimal self-organisation in a class of wireless sensor networks},
  author={Aditya Karnik and Anurag Kumar},
  journal={IEEE INFOCOM 2004},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={-547}
}
The work in this paper is motivated by the idea of using randomly deployed, ad hoc wireless networks of miniature smart sensors to serve as distributed instrumentation. We argue that in such applications it is important for the sensors to self-organise in a way that optimizes network throughput. We then identify and discuss two main problems of optimal self-organisation: (i) building an optimal topology, and (ii) tuning network access parameters such as the transmission attempt rate. We… CONTINUE READING