A General Framework on Connected Sensor Cover in Homogenous Dense Sensor Networks

  • Jing Lv
  • Hongwei Du
  • Hejiao Huang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 295)


In a wireless sensor network, sensors are often deployed in a redundant and random fashion. However, if all the sensors are in an active mode, the lifetime of the network will be very limited. Selecting sufficient but not redundant sensors to meet the requirements (coverage and connectivity) of the network while the remaining sensors switch to the sleep mode is an efficient way to reduce energy consumption and prolong the lifetime of the network. This is called the connected sensor cover problem. In this paper, we present two approximation algorithms to construct such a connected sensor cover to satisfy the coverage and connectivity. Simulation results show that the performance of the two algorithms outperform the best-known algorithm.


Wireless sensor networks Connected sensor cover Coverage Connectivity 



This work was financially supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China with Grant No. 61100191 and 11071271, and Shenzhen Strategic Emerging Industries Program with Grant Nos. ZDSY20120613125016389 and JCYJ20120613151201451, and Natural Scientific Research Innovation Foundation in Harbin Institute of Technology under project HIT.NSFIR.2011128.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate SchoolShenzhenChina

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