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Numerical Analysis of Sensor Deployment in Wireless Sensor Network

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 90 - Number 6
Year of Publication: 2014
Sudeep Shakya
Nirajan Koirala
Narayan Nepal

Sudeep Shakya, Nirajan Koirala and Narayan Nepal. Article: Numerical Analysis of Sensor Deployment in Wireless Sensor Network. International Journal of Computer Applications 90(6):20-25, March 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Sudeep Shakya and Nirajan Koirala and Narayan Nepal},
	title = {Article: Numerical Analysis of Sensor Deployment in Wireless Sensor Network},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {90},
	number = {6},
	pages = {20-25},
	month = {March},
	note = {Full text available}


Ad-hoc wireless network with a huge amount of static or mobile sensors is called wireless sensor network (WSN). The sensors collaborate to sense, collect and process the raw information of the phenomenon in sensing area (in-network), and transmit the processed information to the observers. Robustness, fault tolerance, and furthermore are prime factors to be consider before designing wireless sensor network. It is theoretically proved through math modeling, theoretical analysis and formula deducting that sensor deployments in the form of equilateral triangle, as a rule, are better than those in the form of square, hexagon and octagon. The theoretical analysis formula has given that minimum number of sensor nodes is demanded in a given sensor field if the field is covered fully and seamlessly and efficient coverage area ratio decrease with increase of sensor nodes comparing to same grid.


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