A Modeling Framework for Computing Lifetime and Information Capacity in Wireless Sensor Networks

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In this paper we investigate the expected lifetime and information capacity, defined as the maximum amount of data (bits) transferred before the first sensor node death due to energy depletion, of a data-gathering wireless sensor network. We develop a fluidflow based computational framework that extends the existing approach, which requires precise knowledge of the layout/deployment of the network, i.e., exact sensor positions. Our method, on the other hand, views a specific network deployment as a particular instance (sample path) from an underlying distribution of sensor node layouts and sensor data rates.


Software Engineering

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Software Systems


Proceedings of WiOpt’04: Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad-Hoc and Wireless Networks

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