Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks. 9th International Conference, QShine 2013, Greader Noida, India, January 11-12, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

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Wireless Sensor Node Placement Due to Power Loss Effects from Surrounding Vegetation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-37949-9_79,
        author={B. Paul and S. Rimer},
        title={Wireless Sensor Node Placement Due to Power Loss Effects from Surrounding Vegetation},
        proceedings={Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks. 9th International Conference, QShine 2013, Greader Noida, India, January 11-12, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={QSHINE},
        year={2013},
        month={7},
        keywords={Wireless sensor networks signal propagation path loss foliage vegetation topology},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-37949-9_79}
    }
    
  • B. Paul
    S. Rimer
    Year: 2013
    Wireless Sensor Node Placement Due to Power Loss Effects from Surrounding Vegetation
    QSHINE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-37949-9_79
B. Paul1,*, S. Rimer1,*
  • 1: University of Johannesburg
*Contact email: babusena_paul@yahoo.com, suvendic@uj.ac.za

Abstract

Wireless communication in an agricultural environment is weakened by surrounding vegetation. The scattering effect on the wireless signal by the foliage surrounding plants means that sensor nodes within the application area have to be placed so that the received signal strength ensures reliable communication. We propose modeling the scattering effect of surrounding foliage with a Gaussian distribution to determine the optimum placement of sensor nodes within the application area. An algorithm to place sensor nodes at optimum positions to ensure reliable communication is presented and analyzed.