Energy Consumption Analysis in WSN Based on Node Placement Strategies


  • R Shanmugavalli
  • P Subashini





Wireless Sensor Networks, Node Placement, AODV Protocol, Performance Evaluation, Energy Consumption, Ad hoc Network.


Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is a collection of devices and sensor nodes connected with wireless network and communicate with one another via radio signals. Sensor in WSN is an autonomous (self-configuring) device used to sense the light, heat, motion, moisture and pressure etc that communicate with their neighbor nodes. Node placement is a technique that places the nodes effectively in the specified network environment. In WSN basically, wireless sensor network includes different topologies namely star, point-to-point, ring, bus, mesh and hybrid. In recent years, research has been carried out on different node placement strategies and produced different results based on its performance that includes power distribution and energy consumption of sensors. Energy consumption and network lifetime are considered to be the critical issues as the nodes are powered by the batteries which have finite energy reservoirs. In this paper, three different node placements namely Random, Uniform and Grid with respect to AODV (Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector) protocol is evaluated in order to analyze the energy factor during wireless communication. The performance metrics used to measure the analysis are Energy Consumption Average Jitter, Average End-to-End Delay, Average Throughput and Average Packet Delivery Ratio. The comparison results suggests that Grid node placement performs well in grid scenarios and shows best for specific performance metrics.




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Shanmugavalli, R., & Subashini, P. (2018). Energy Consumption Analysis in WSN Based on Node Placement Strategies. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7(3.12), 531–535.
Received 2018-07-24
Accepted 2018-07-24
Published 2018-07-20