Integrating sensing perspectives for better self organization of ad hoc wireless sensor networks

Manish Kochhal, Loren Schwiebert, Sandeep Gupta

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A self organization algorithm that forms a hierarchical connected dominating set (CDS) network organization for wireless sensor networks was proposed. In this network hierarchy, specific roles to sensors based on their physical wireless connectivity and sensing characteristics were assigned. The resulting self-organized sensor network established a network-wide infrastructure consisting of a hierarchy of backbone nodes, and sensing zones that include sensor coordinators and sensing collaborators. The effectiveness of the design was demonstrated through complexity analysis and simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-475
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Information Science and Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2004


  • Backbone nodes
  • Connected dominating set (CDS)
  • Cumulative sensing degree (CSD)
  • Self organization hierarchy
  • Sensing coordinators
  • Sensing phenomena
  • Sensing proximity value (SPV)
  • Sensing zones
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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