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Energy Consumption Balancing (ECB) Issues and Mechanisms in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs): A comprehensive overview

Malik , Aamir Saeed and Farruh , Ishmanov1, and Sung , Won Kim (2011) Energy Consumption Balancing (ECB) Issues and Mechanisms in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs): A comprehensive overview. European Transactions on Telecommunications .

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Abstract

Wireless sensor networks comprise of a large number of low cost sensor nodes that have strictly restricted sensing, computation, and communication capabilities. In addition to this, sensor nodes have limited battery life which is not rechargeable in many applications. Due to resource limitations for the sensor nodes, it is important to use energy efficiently for each sensor node. This will result in prolonged network lifetime and functionality. Energy consumption balancing (ECB) property ensures that the average energy dissipation per sensor is equal for all sensors in the network. ECB can be considered as energy efficiency property that optimally manages energy consumption of sensors to prolong network lifetime. This paper investigates the ECB theory and ECB related mechanisms. A classification of ECB mechanism is given by surveying the current and state of the art research in this area. In addition, comparison and main constraints of the mechanisms are presented.

Item Type:Article
Impact Factor:2009 Impact factor: 0.453; 5-Year Impact factor: 0.613
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Centre of Excellence > Center for Intelligent Signal and Imaging Research
Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Research Institutes > Megacities
ID Code:3075
Deposited By: Dr Aamir Saeed Malik
Deposited On:14 Mar 2011 07:07
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:23

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