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Novel Techniques for Analysis and Design of Cross-Layer Optimized Wireless Sensor Networks

  1. Research Article

    Efficient MAC Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks Endowed with Directive Antennas: A Cross-Layer Solution

    This paper deals with a novel MAC layer protocol, namely, directive synchronous transmission asynchronous reception (D-STAR) able to space-time synchronize a wireless sensor network (WSN). To this end, D-STAR ...

    Gianfranco Manes, Romano Fantacci, Francesco Chiti, Michele Ciabatti, Giovanni Collodi, Davide Di Palma, Ilaria Nelli and Antonio Manes

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2007 2007:037910

    Published on: 2 July 2007

  2. Research Article

    Scalable Coverage Maintenance for Dense Wireless Sensor Networks

    Owing to numerous potential applications, wireless sensor networks have been attracting significant research effort recently. The critical challenge that wireless sensor networks often face is to sustain long-...

    Jun Lu, Jinsu Wang and Tatsuya Suda

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2007 2007:034758

    Published on: 24 June 2007

  3. Research Article

    Impact of Radio Link Unreliability on the Connectivity of Wireless Sensor Networks

    Many works have been devoted to connectivity of ad hoc networks. This is an important feature for wireless sensor networks (WSNs) to provide the nodes with the capability of communicating with one or several sink...

    Jean-Marie Gorce, Ruifeng Zhang and Hervé Parvery

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2007 2007:019196

    Published on: 21 June 2007

  4. Research Article

    HUMS: An Autonomous Moving Strategy for Mobile Sinks in Data-Gathering Sensor Networks

    Sink mobility has attracted much research interest in recent years because it can improve network performance such as energy efficiency and throughput. An energy-unconscious moving strategy is potentially harm...

    Yanzhong Bi, Limin Sun, Jian Ma, Na Li, Imran Ali Khan and Canfeng Chen

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2007 2007:064574

    Published on: 18 June 2007

  5. Research Article

    Extending the Lifetime of Sensor Networks through Adaptive Reclustering

    We analyze the lifetime of clustered sensor networks with decentralized binary detection under a physical layer quality-of-service (QoS) constraint, given by the maximum tolerable probability of decision error at...

    Gianluigi Ferrari and Marco Martalò

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2007 2007:031809

    Published on: 6 June 2007

  6. Research Article

    An Energy-Efficient Framework for Multirate Query in Wireless Sensor Networks

    Minimizing the communication overhead is always a hot topic in wireless sensor networks. In a multirate query system, data sources disseminate the data streams to users at the frequency they request. However, ...

    Yingwen Chen, Ming Xu, Huai-min Wang, Hong Va Leong, Jiannong Cao, Keith C. C. Chan and Alvin T. S. Chan

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2007 2007:048984

    Published on: 27 May 2007

  7. Research Article

    Constructing Battery-Aware Virtual Backbones in Wireless Sensor Networks

    A critical issue in battery-powered sensor networks is to construct energy efficient virtual backbones for network routing. Recent study in battery technology reveals that batteries tend to discharge more powe...

    Chi Ma, Yuanyuan Yang and Zhenghao Zhang

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2007 2007:040154

    Published on: 23 May 2007

  8. Research Article

    An Energy-Efficient Adaptive Modulation Suitable for Wireless Sensor Networks with SER and Throughput Constraints

    We consider the problem of minimizing transmission energy in wireless sensor networks by taking into account that every sensor may require a different bit rate and reliability according to its particular appli...

    J. Joaquín Escudero Garzás, Carlos Bousoño Calzón and Ana García Armada

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2007 2007:041401

    Published on: 17 May 2007

  9. Research Article

    An Adaptive Time-Spread Multiple-Access Policy for Wireless Sensor Networks

    Sensor networks require a simple and efficient medium access control policy achieving high system throughput with no or limited control overhead in order to increase the network lifetime by minimizing the energy ...

    Konstantinos Oikonomou and Ioannis Stavrakakis

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2007 2007:064238

    Published on: 3 May 2007