Sensor coverage in wireless sensor networks

Deying Li*, Hai Liu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Coverage problem is an important and fundamental issue in sensor networks, which reflects how well a sensor network is monitored or tracked by sensor. In this chapter, we survey the current works on coverage problem in sensor networks. Two types of sensor coverage are investigated: area coverage and target coverage. Combining with sensor development mechanism (deterministic, statistical) and wireless sensor network properties (e.g. network connectivity, energy efficient and fault tolerant for connectivity and sensing etc), various coverage problems have been introduced and discussed in details. We focus on the most representative problems in each domain and present a comprehensive review and analysis of various existed algorithms, techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Networks
Subtitle of host publicationResearch, Technology and Applications
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781606924617
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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