Research of RDF Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Network Heterogeneous Node Deployment

Xiaoqun Mao


The relation between the density of a randomly distributed wireless sensor network node and the node’s energy consumption is discussed, and the result shows that the way to extend the network lifetime is to deploy sink nodes in the field with a larger density of sensor nodes. Furthermore, the RDF algorithm a simple, effective and highly efficient strategy for deploying sink nodes, is proposed in this paper based on simulation results. The said algorithm determines the sink node location by giving reference for a large density of sensor nodes. Additionally, the sink node deployment can be efficiently achieved through dividing the region of network and the sink node communication range. Lastly, through simulation verification, the RDF algorithm deployment strategy is further proved valid and effective from the perspective of network lifetime and message delivery rate.


RDF algorithm; wireless sensor network; heterogeneous node deployment

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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