Algorithms and Simulation Methods for Topology-Aware Sensor Networks

  • Alexander Kröller
  • Dennis Pfisterer
  • Sándor P. Fekete
  • Stefan Fischer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5515)

Abstract

This chapter presents a number of different aspects related to a particular kind of large and complex networks: A Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) consists of a large number of nodes that individually have limited computing power and information; their interaction is strictly local, but their task is to build global structures and pursue global objectives.

Dealing with WSNs requires a mixture of theory and practice, i.e., a combination of algorithmic foundations with simulations and experiments that has been the subject of our project SwarmNet. In the first part, we describe a number of fundamental algorithmic issues: boundary recognition without node coordinates, clustering, routing, and energy-constrained flows. The second part deals with the simulation of large-scale WSNs; we describe the most important challenges and how they can be tackled with our network simulator Shawn.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Kröller
    • 1
  • Dennis Pfisterer
    • 2
  • Sándor P. Fekete
    • 1
  • Stefan Fischer
    • 2
  1. 1.Algorithms GroupBraunschweig Institute of TechnologyGermany
  2. 2.Institute of TelematicsUniversity of LübeckGermany

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