A review on sensor node placement techniques in wireless sensor networks

Husna Zainol Abidin, Norashidah Md Din, Nurul Asyikin Mohamed Radzi, Zairi Ismael Rizman

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One way to provide Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) with maximum coverage, maximum connectivity, minimum deployment cost and minimum energy consumption is through an effective planning mechanism in arranging an optimum number of sensor nodes. Proper planning will provide a cost-effective deployment by having optimal placements for the sensor nodes. Sensor node placement schemes are needed to accommodate the balance of coverage and energy consumption since closer sensor nodes not only reduces the energy consumption but will result in the network coverage becoming smaller. This paper critically reviews the research and development work done in sensor node placement. Based on the review, the design objectives that need to be considered are identified. Most of the work reviewed focused on two or three design objectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-197
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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