A Geometrical Sink-Based Cooperative Coverage Hole Recovery Strategy for WSNs

Publisher:
IEEE
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, 2015, pp. 1 - 8
Issue Date:
2015-12-14
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Unlike sporadic node failures, coverage holes emerging from multiple temporally-correlated node failures can severely affect quality of service in a network and put the integrity of entire wireless sensor networks at risk. Conventional topology control schemes addressing such undesirable topological changes have usually overlooked the status of participating nodes in the recovery process with respect to the deployed sink node(s) in the network. In this paper, a cooperative coverage hole recovery model is proposed which utilises the simple geometrical procedure of circle inversion. In this model, autonomous nodes consider their distances to the deployed sink node(s) in addition to their local status, while relocating towards the coverage holes. By defining suitable metrics, the performance of our proposed model performance is compared with a force-based approach.
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