2nd International ICST Conference on Broadband Networks

Research Article

Energy saving mechanisms in sensor networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/ICBN.2005.1589678,
        author={Lan Wang and Yang Xiao},
        title={Energy saving mechanisms in sensor networks},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Broadband Networks},
  • Lan Wang
    Yang Xiao
    Year: 2006
    Energy saving mechanisms in sensor networks
    DOI: 10.1109/ICBN.2005.1589678
Lan Wang1,*, Yang Xiao1,*
  • 1: Computer Science Department, The University of Memphis, 373 Dunn Hall, Memphis, TN 38152 USA
*Contact email: lanwang@memphis.edu, yangxiao@ieee.org


In this paper, we provide a survey on energy-efficient scheduling mechanisms in sensor networks that have different design requirements than those in traditional wireless networks. We classify these mechanisms based on their design assumptions and design objectives. Different mechanisms may make different assumptions about their sensors including detection model, sensing area, transmission range, failure model, time synchronization, and the ability to obtain location and distance information. They may also have different assumptions about network structure and sensor deployment strategy. Furthermore, while all the mechanisms have a common design objective to maximize network lifetime, they may also have different objectives determined by their target applications.