Application of particle swarm techniques in sensor network configuration

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Title: Application of particle swarm techniques in sensor network configuration
Author: Tillett, Jason; Yang, Shanchieh; Rao, Raghuveer; Sahin, Ferat
Abstract: A decentralized version of particle swarm optimization called the distributed particle swarm optimization (DPSO) approach is formulated and applied to the generation of sensor network configurations or topologies so that the deleterious effects of hidden nodes and asymmetric links on the performance of wireless sensor networks are minimized. Three different topology generation schemes, COMPOW, Cone-Based and the DPSO--based schemes are examined using ns-2. Simulations are executed by varying the node density and traffic rates. Results contrasting heterogeneous vs. homogeneous power reveal that an important metric for a sensor network topology may involve consideration of hidden nodes and asymmetric links, and demonstrate the effect of spatial reuse on the potency of topology generators.
Description: Copyright 2005 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. This paper was published in The Journal of Electronic Imaging and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of SPIE. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. 
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Date: 2005-06-02

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