Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are battery operated devices with limited energy supply. Therefore energy conservation is a major challenge and critical research topic for implementation of WSNs. This research focuses on the use of Topology Control to optimize energy consumption in WSNs. An experimental analysis was carried by comparing various existing Topology Construction (TC) and Topology Maintenance (TM) protocols using Atarraya, a Topology Control simulator taking into consideration the number of connected, unconnected, dead nodes, and the energy consumed by sensor nodes during the implementation of various protocols. Further a novel Topology Control protocol to optimize energy consumption was proposed by design and simulation and compared with existing Topology Control protocols in accordance to energy consumed, connectivity, and coverage. On the basis of experimental results obtained, the research concluded by suggesting a suitable Topology Control protocol for optimization of energy consumption in WSNs.
July 27, 2016
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