Modeling the performance of wireless sensor networks

C.-F. Chiasserini, M. Garetto
A critical issue in wireless sensor networks is represented by the limited availability of energy within network nodes; therefore making good use of energy is a must. A widely employed energy-saving technique is to place nodes in sleep mode, corresponding to a low-power consumption as well as to reduced operational capabilities. In this work, we develop a Markov model of a sensor network whose nodes may enter a sleep mode, and we use this model to investigate the system performance in terms of
more » ... nergy consumption, network capacity, and data delivery delay. Furthermore, the proposed model enables us to investigate the trade-offs existing between these performance metrics and the sensor dynamics in sleep/active mode. Analytical results present an excellent matching with simulation results for a large variety of system scenarios showing the accuracy of our approach.
doi:10.1109/infcom.2004.1354496 dblp:conf/infocom/ChiasseriniG04 fatcat:eourforukberhl4i64m43kx6ia