A Review on Sensor Node Placement Techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks

Husna Zainol Abidin, Norashidah Md. Din, Nurul Asyikin Mohamed Radzi, Zairi Ismael Rizman


One way to provide Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) with maximum coverage, maximum connectivity, minimum deployment cost and minimum energy consumption is through an effective planning mechanism in arranging an optimum number of sensor nodes. Proper planning will provide a cost-effective deployment by having optimal placements for the sensor nodes. Sensor node placement schemes are needed to accommodate the balance of coverage and energy consumption since closer sensor nodes not only reduces the energy consumption but will result in the network coverage becoming smaller. This paper critically reviews the research and development work done in sensor node placement. Based on the review, the design objectives that need to be considered are identified. Most of the work reviewed focused on two or three design objectives.


sensor node placement; coverage; connectivity; energy consumption.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18517/ijaseit.7.1.1514


Published by INSIGHT - Indonesian Society for Knowledge and Human Development