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8027 On the hop count statistics for randomly deployed wireless sensor networks
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Dulman, S.O. and Rossi, M. and Havinga, P.J.M. and Zorzi, M. (2006) On the hop count statistics for randomly deployed wireless sensor networks. International Journal of Sensor Networks, 1 (1/2). pp. 89-102. ISSN 1748-1279 *** ISI Impact 0,454 ***

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In this paper we focus on exploiting the information provided by a generally accepted and largely ignored hypothesis (the random deployment of the nodes of an ad hoc or wireless sensor network) to design improved networking protocols. Specifically, we derive the relationship between the number of hops separating two nodes and the physical distance between them (one- and two- dimensional topologies). In this way, distance estimates between nodes are made available without the use of any distance measuring hardware. We conclude the paper showing how the obtained statistical results can be applied to improve the performance of distributed localisation protocols while simplifying their implementation.

Item Type:Article
Research Group:EWI-CAES: Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems
Research Program:CTIT-UBRICKS: Building Blocks for Ubiquitous Computing and Communication
Research Project:Featherlight Distributed Systems: A platform for the next generation of ambient systems
ID Code:8027
Deposited On:15 February 2011
ISI Impact Factor:0,454
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