E. I. Oyman and C. Ersoy, “Multiple Sink Network Design Problem in Large Scale Wireless Sensor Networks,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Communications (ICC 2004), Paris, France, June 20-24, 2004.

Abstract - The battery resource of the sensor nodes should be managed efficiently, in order to prolong network lifetime in wireless sensor networks. Moreover, in large scale networks with a large number of sensor nodes, multiple sink nodes should be deployed, not only to increase the manageability of the network, but also to reduce the energy dissipation at each node. In this paper, we focus on the multiple sink location problems in large scale wireless sensor networks. Different problems depending on the design criteria are presented. We consider locating sink nodes to the sensor environment, where we are given a time constraint that states the minimum required operational time for the sensor network. We use simulation techniques to evaluate the quality of our solution.

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