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Asymmetric Multihop Communication in Large Sensor Networks


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International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing 2006, ISWPC


With the growing interest in wireless sensor networks, energy efficient communication infrastructures for such networks are becoming increasingly important. In this paper, we compare and simulate asymmetric and symmetric communication in sensor networks. We do this by extending LEACH, a well-known TDMA cluster-based sensor network architecture, to use asymmetric communication. The extension makes it possible to scale up the network size beyond what is feasible with LEACH and its variants LEACH-C and LEACH-F.


author = {Jonas Neander and Ewa Hansen and Mikael Sj{\"o}din and Mats Bj{\"o}rkman},
title = {Asymmetric Multihop Communication in Large Sensor Networks},
month = {January},
year = {2006},
booktitle = {International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing 2006, ISWPC},
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