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Coverage Problem in Wireless Sensor Network: A Survey

Author(s): Gaojun Fan | Shiyao Jin

Journal: Journal of Networks
ISSN 1796-2056

Volume: 5;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 1033;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: coverage | wireless sensor network | survey | connectiviey | lifetime | mobile

Wireless sensor networks constitute the platform of a broad range of applications related to national security, surveillance, military, health care, and environmental monitoring. The coverage of WSN has answered the questions about quality of service (surveillance) which can be provided by WSN. Therefore, maximizing coverage using the resource constrained nodes is a non-trivial problem. The coverage problem for wireless sensor network (WSN) has been studied extensively in recent years, especially when combined with connectivity and energy efficiency. In this paper we present a survey of coverage problem. And besides some basic design considerations in coverage of WSN we describe two challenges, namely, maximizing network lifetime and network connectivity. We also provide a brief summary and comparison of existing coverage schemes. 
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