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An Energy Efficient Color Based Topology Control Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks

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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are universally being used and deployed to monitor the surrounding physical environments and detail events of interest. In wireless Sensor Networks energy is one of the primary issues and requires energy conservation of the sensor nodes, so that network lifetime can be maximized. To minimize the energy loss in dense WSNs a Color Based Topology Control (CBTC) algorithm is introduced and implemented in Visual Studio 6.0. The results are compared with Traditional dense WSNs. In the evaluation process it was observed that the numbers of CPU ticks required in traditional WSNs are much more than that’s of CBTC Algorithm, both in Normal and Random deployments. So by using CBTC, delay in network can be minimized. Using CBTC algorithm, the energy conservation and removal of coverage holes was also achieved in the present study.

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M. Khan, A. Khan, S. Shah and A. Abdullah, "An Energy Efficient Color Based Topology Control Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks," Wireless Sensor Network, Vol. 5 No. 1, 2013, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2013.51001.


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