On The State of The Art of Power Management in Wireless Sensor Networks

Joris Borms, Hugues Guillaume Smeets, Kris Steenhaut, Thi Kieu Ha Phung

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Abstract

In this paper, we evaluate the energy efficiency of today's radio chips for wireless sensor nodes. We compare the energy needed for node-to-sink communication using different transmission powers. We show that for a network without data aggregation in which nodes are spread homogeneously, increasing transmission power reduces the energy consumed by the network in almost all practical circumstances. We show that these conclusions can be generalized for networks with data aggregation, and heterogeneous spreading of the nodes and power levels. We conclude that for today's radio electronics applying the low transmission powers is only useful for a wireless sensor network under very specific conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Second International Conference on Communications and Electronics
PublisherIEEE
Pages493-498
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)987-1-4244-2425-2
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2008
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Keywords

  • Power Control
  • Wireless Sensor Network

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