Sensors 2009, 9(12), 9998-10022; doi:10.3390/s91209998
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A Polygon Model for Wireless Sensor Network Deployment with Directional Sensing Areas

Department of Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University, 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu, 30013, Taiwan
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Received: 13 November 2009; in revised form: 30 November 2009 / Accepted: 2 December 2009 / Published: 9 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensor Configuration and Smart Sensors)
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Abstract: The modeling of the sensing area of a sensor node is essential for the deployment algorithm of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). In this paper, a polygon model is proposed for the sensor node with directional sensing area. In addition, a WSN deployment algorithm is presented with topology control and scoring mechanisms to maintain network connectivity and improve sensing coverage rate. To evaluate the proposed polygon model and WSN deployment algorithm, a simulation is conducted. The simulation results show that the proposed polygon model outperforms the existed disk model and circular sector model in terms of the maximum sensing coverage rate.
Keywords: wireless sensor network; sensor node deployment; coverage model; topology control

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Wu, C.-H.; Chung, Y.-C. A Polygon Model for Wireless Sensor Network Deployment with Directional Sensing Areas. Sensors 2009, 9, 9998-10022.

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Wu C-H, Chung Y-C. A Polygon Model for Wireless Sensor Network Deployment with Directional Sensing Areas. Sensors. 2009; 9(12):9998-10022.

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Wu, Chun-Hsien; Chung, Yeh-Ching. 2009. "A Polygon Model for Wireless Sensor Network Deployment with Directional Sensing Areas." Sensors 9, no. 12: 9998-10022.

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