Optimal Data Collection for a 2-level Balanced Wsn


Battery life is a drawback of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) but careful management of the network can provide optimum performance before batteries need replacing. This paper models and analyses the productivity and energy consumption of a 2-level balanced WSN. By optimizing the energy versus time curve first with respect to quiescent periods we obtain a curve of rest length as a function of the number of level two nodes and then by secondly optimizing this curve with respect to the number of remote nodes per level one sensor node, an overall optimum network management strategy is achieved. Programs were written to display the productivity and longevity curves and determine the optimum point if it exists.

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@inproceedings{Rankin2017OptimalDC, title={Optimal Data Collection for a 2-level Balanced Wsn}, author={John R. Rankin and Charles Sturt}, year={2017} }