Confidence level analysis of sensing spatial coverage in wireless sensor networks

Hamid Rafiei Karkvandi, Efraim Pecht, Orly Yadid-Pecht

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Achieving required Sensing Spatial Coverage (SSC) is considered a main challenge in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). Earlier works used the asymptotic analysis to determine the required number of sensors to meet the necessary sensing coverage in a randomly deployed WSN. Recent works have shown that there is an overestimation in the asymptotic analysis and proposed other analytical solutions to overcome this issue. In this work, a novel concept called the coverage 'confidence level' is introduced. It overcomes a lack of reliability that previous works ignored in their calculations. The analysis provides an important practical tool that relates the required sensing spatial coverage to WSN key parameters: the number of available nodes and their sensing range ability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Sensors 2011 Conference, SENSORS 2011
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event10th IEEE SENSORS Conference 2011, SENSORS 2011 - Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 28 Oct 201131 Oct 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors


Conference10th IEEE SENSORS Conference 2011, SENSORS 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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