EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
Wireless sensor networks -- Reliability (Engineering) -- Analysis, Wireless sensor networks -- Transmission -- Simulation
Reliability analysis is a key problem in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). The primary contribution of this paper is an in-depth study of the reliability of a chain topology wireless sensor network with multiple-sending scheme. We study the wireless link reliability for the fading channels. The node energy availability for the source and relay nodes is investigated in terms of the limited node energy. The instantaneous network reliability and the mean time to failure are derived. Finally, the initial node energy allocation scheme is proposed to balance the lifetime of each sensor node, thus reducing the total energy consumption. The simulation results substantiate the correctness of the theoretical results.
Cai, J., Song, X., Wang, J., & Gu, M. (2014). Reliability analysis for chain topology wireless sensor networks with multiple-sending transmission scheme. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2014(1), 1-13.