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Energy efficient on-demand addressing for wireless sensor networks
conference contributionposted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by P Hewage, Robin Ram Mohan DossRobin Ram Mohan Doss, H Alwis, Morshed ChowdhuryMorshed Chowdhury
Conserving of battery power is a critical requirement in WSNs. Past studies have shown that the transceiving process consumes more energy than the internal processing. This work focuses on eliminating overhead messages used for address allocation by employing multiple base-stations. In this context we explore address allocation without Duplicate Address Detection (DAD). We present an alternative approach to Duplicate address detection using the sink as an address pool to maintain and systematize available addresses. Experimental results show that this approach eliminates overhead messages generated by DAD; resulting in energy savings when used in conjunction with an on-demand address allocation mechanism.