Coverage Enhancement Algorithms for Distributed Mobile Sensors Deployment in Wireless Sensor Networks

Aliyu, Muhammad Sirajo, Abdullah, Abdul Hanan, Chizari, Hassan ORCID: 0000-0002-6253-1822, Sabbah, Thabit and Altameem, Ayman (2016) Coverage Enhancement Algorithms for Distributed Mobile Sensors Deployment in Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, 12 (3). p. 9169236. ISSN 1550-1477

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Abstract

Sensor nodes in wireless sensor networks are deployed to observe the surroundings for some phenomenon of interest. The fundamental issue in observing such environments is the area coverage which reflects how well the region is monitored. The nonuniform sensor nodes distribution in a certain region caused by random deployment might lead to coverage holes/gaps in the network. One of the solutions to improve area coverage after initial deployment is by sensor nodes mobility. However, the main challenge in this approach is how to increase area coverage with the least energy consumption. This research work aims to improve area coverage with minimal energy consumption and faster convergence rate. The Edge Based Centroid (EBC) algorithm is presented to improve the area coverage with faster convergence rate in a distributed network. The simulation based performance evaluations of the proposed algorithms are carried out in terms of area coverage, convergence rate, and energy efficiency. Compared to the existing works, EBC improved area coverage with faster convergence. It is concluded that the proposed algorithm has improved area coverage with faster convergence and minimal energy consumption.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Edge Based Centroid (EBC) algorithm
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business and Technology > Engineering Technologies
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2018 13:33
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2018 14:01
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5956

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