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Reliable Relay Node Placement in Large Scale Dense and Non-uniform Wireless Sensor Network

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 86 - Number 19
Year of Publication: 2014
Vivekanand Jha
Neeharika Taneja
Harshpreet Kaur
Elisha Chauhan

Vivekanand Jha, Neeharika Taneja, Harshpreet Kaur and Elisha Chauhan. Article: Reliable Relay Node Placement in Large Scale Dense and Non-uniform Wireless Sensor Network. International Journal of Computer Applications 86(19):1-8, January 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Vivekanand Jha and Neeharika Taneja and Harshpreet Kaur and Elisha Chauhan},
	title = {Article: Reliable Relay Node Placement in Large Scale Dense and Non-uniform Wireless Sensor Network},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {86},
	number = {19},
	pages = {1-8},
	month = {January},
	note = {Full text available}


A Wireless sensor network(WSN) is composed of a large number of sensor nodes, which are densely deployed either inside the phenomenon or very close to it. Unlike traditional networks, a WSN has its own design and resource constraints. As sensor nodes operate on limited battery power, energy usage is a very important concern in a WSN; and there has been significant research focus that revolves around harvesting and minimizing energy. In the proposed work , assuming the WSN to be large scale and non uniform an algorithm is proposed which includes- selection of cluster head from dominating set node,creation of clusters with one and only one cluster head and Relay node deployment in clusters and between cluster heads. In this algorithm, approach of clustering and relay node placement are combined for efficient utilization of energy, thus maximizing network lifetime.


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