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A survey of network lifetime maximization techniques in wireless sensor networks

Yetgin, Halil, Cheung, Kent Tsz Kan, El-Hajjar, Mohammed and Hanzo, Lajos (2017) A survey of network lifetime maximization techniques in wireless sensor networks IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, pp. 1-29. (doi:10.1109/COMST.2017.2650979).

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Emerging technologies, such as the Internet of things, smart applications, smart grids and machine-to-machine networks stimulate the deployment of autonomous, selfconfiguring, large-scale wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Efficient energy utilization is crucially important in order to maintain a fully operational network for the longest period of time possible. Therefore, network lifetime (NL) maximization techniques have attracted a lot of research attention owing to their importance in terms of extending the flawless operation of battery-constrained WSNs. In this paper, we review the recent developments in WSNs, including their applications, design constraints and lifetime estimation models. Commencing with the portrayal of rich variety definitions of NL design objective used for WSNs, the family of NL maximization techniques is introduced and some design guidelines with examples are provided to show the potential improvements of the different design criteria

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Accepted/In Press date: 2 January 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 10 January 2017


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Author: Halil Yetgin
Author: Kent Tsz Kan Cheung
Author: Mohammed El-Hajjar ORCID iD
Author: Lajos Hanzo

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