A Novel Wireless Sensor Network Evolution Model Based on Energy-Efficiency

Hui Gao, Zhixian Yang


The Barabási–Albert (BA) model is a famous complex network model that generates scale-free networks. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) had been thought to be approximately scale-free through lots of empirical research. Based on the BA model, we propose an evolution model for WSNs. According to actual influence factors such as the remainder energy of each sensor and physical link capability of each sensor, our evolution model constructs WSNs by using a preferential attachment mechanism. Through simulation and analysis, we can prove that our evolution model would make the total energy consumption of the WSNs more efficient and have a superior random node error tolerance.


Wireless sensor network; Complex networks; Evolution model; Energy-aware; Energy-balanced

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