Encyclopedia of Algorithms

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  • Weili WuEmail author
  • Ling Ding
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27848-8_617-1

Years and Authors of Summarized Original Work

2012; Ding, Ling; Wu, Weili; Willson, James; Wu, Lidong; Lu, Zaixin; Lee, Wonjun2005; Cardei, Mihaela; Thai, My T.; Li, Yingshu; Wu, Weili

Problem Definition

Energy resources are very limited in wireless sensor networks since the wireless devices are small and battery powered. There are two ways to deploy wireless sensor networks. One is deterministic [ 1] deployment, and the other one is stochastic or random deployment [ 2]. In deterministic deployment, the goal is to minimize the number of sensors. In the latter one, the goal is to improve coverage ratio. Normally, in random or stochastic deployment, one target is covered by several sensors. It is unnecessary and a waste of energy to activate all sensors around the target to monitor it. We can prolong the coverage duration through making sleep/activate schedules in wireless sensor networks when we don’t have abundant energy resources. In Fig.  1, t 1, t 2, and t 3 are three targets. s 1, s 2,...


Coverage Wireless sensor network Approximation Algorithm Constant Lifetime 
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Recommended Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at DallasDallasUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Technology, University of Washington TacomaTacomaUSA