Performance Study of Packing Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks

Jianxin CHEN  Yuhang YANG  Maode MA  Yong OUYANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E90-B   No.1   pp.160-163
Publication Date: 2007/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e90-b.1.160
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
packing aggregation,  bin packing,  average performance,  control header,  

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Energy-saving is crucial in wireless sensor networks. In this letter, we address the issue of lossless packing aggregation with the aim of reducing energy lost in cluster-model wireless sensor networks. We propose a performance model based on the bin packing problem to study the packing efficiency. It is evaluated in terms of control header size, and validated by simulations.