The Optimal Transmission Range for Strip-Based Wireless Sensor Networks
Strip-based sensor networks consist of a large amount of sensor nodes, which is characterized by multihop communication patterns. The nodes closer to the base station are required to forward more data than the nodes farther from the base station, leading to the problem of the energy hole and leaving the the areas of the network unmonitored. This paper analyzes energy consumption model of the uniform deployment and the nonuniform deployment and proves that there is an optimal transmission distance for these deployment strategies. The analysis shows clearly that the nonuniform deployment is more energy effect and more energy balance, which extend the network lifetime compared with the uniform deployment strategy.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
Z. J. Wang et al., "The Optimal Transmission Range for Strip-Based Wireless Sensor Networks", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 4213-4217, 2012