Node Deployment in Farmland Wireless Sensor Networks based on Renewable Energy

Jianwei Wu, Yisheng Miao


Wireless sensor network (WSN) plays an important role in the large scale farmland environmental monitoring. The complex farmland environment has a great impact on the WSN performance. Extremely low power consumption of WSN is required because of the long monitoring period and limited energy. In the considering of network coverage, connectivity, organization and power consumption, this paper proposes a new deployment strategy in the consideration of solar power nodes. A mixed deployment method combining with structure and random filling deployment is used. The hot-spot nodes in the network are replaced by solar nodes in order to get a longer lifetime. The simulation results show that the new method has a better performance than the traditional algorithms.


wireless sensor network; agriculture; node deployment; solar power node; energy saving

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