Simultaneous power control and power management algorithm with sector-shaped topology for wireless sensor networks

Mohsen Nickray, Ali Afzali-Kusha*, Riku Jäntti

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In this paper, we propose a topology control technique to reduce the energy consumption of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). The technique makes use of both power control and power management methods. The algorithm uses the power management technique to put as many idle nodes as possible into the sleep mode while invoking the power control method to adjust the transmission range of the active nodes. On the contrary to earlier works in which both of these methods were used separately, in this algorithm, they are utilized simultaneously to decide about the sleep nodes and the ranges of active nodes. It is an approximation algorithm which is called simultaneous power control and power management algorithm (SPCPM). The performance bound of this centralized algorithm is determined analytically. Then, to make the proposed method practical for WSNs, a distributed algorithm based on SPCPM is introduced. To assess the efficiency of the proposed algorithm, we compare its average energy consumption with those of three existing topology control algorithms for a sector-based WSN. The simulation results which were obtained for different numbers of transmitting sensor nodes reveal less average energy consumptions for SPCPM compared to other algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number118
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalEURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Low energy consumption
  • Network and architecture design
  • Power control
  • Power management
  • Wireless communication
  • Wireless sensor network


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