Distributed Algorithm for Voronoi Partition of Wireless Sensor Networks with a Limited Sensing Range
AbstractFor Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), the Voronoi partition of a region is a challenging problem owing to the limited sensing ability of each sensor and the distributed organization of the network. In this paper, an algorithm is proposed for each sensor having a limited sensing range to compute its limited Voronoi cell autonomously, so that the limited Voronoi partition of the entire WSN is generated in a distributed manner. Inspired by Graham’s Scan (GS) algorithm used to compute the convex hull of a point set, the limited Voronoi cell of each sensor is obtained by sequentially scanning two consecutive bisectors between the sensor and its neighbors. The proposed algorithm called the Boundary Scan (BS) algorithm has a lower computational complexity than the existing Range-Constrained Voronoi Cell (RCVC) algorithm and reaches the lower bound of the computational complexity of the algorithms used to solve the problem of this kind. Moreover, it also improves the time efficiency of a key step in the Adjust-Sensing-Radius (ASR) algorithm used to compute the exact Voronoi cell. Extensive numerical simulations are performed to demonstrate the correctness and effectiveness of the BS algorithm. The distributed realization of the BS combined with a localization algorithm in WSNs is used to justify the WSN nature of the proposed algorithm. View Full-Text
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He, C.; Feng, Z.; Ren, Z. Distributed Algorithm for Voronoi Partition of Wireless Sensor Networks with a Limited Sensing Range. Sensors 2018, 18, 446.
He C, Feng Z, Ren Z. Distributed Algorithm for Voronoi Partition of Wireless Sensor Networks with a Limited Sensing Range. Sensors. 2018; 18(2):446.Chicago/Turabian Style
He, Chenlong; Feng, Zuren; Ren, Zhigang. 2018. "Distributed Algorithm for Voronoi Partition of Wireless Sensor Networks with a Limited Sensing Range." Sensors 18, no. 2: 446.
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