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A Performance Enhancement in A3CovLite Protocol

Abdel-Hamid M. Rashid, Hossam Eldeen M. Shamardan, Mostafa-Sami M. Mostafa. Published in Wireless.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2015
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Abdel-Hamid M. Rashid, Hossam Eldeen M. Shamardan, Mostafa-Sami M. Mostafa

Abdel-Hamid M Rashid, Hossam Eldeen M Shamardan and Mostafa-Sami M Mostafa. Article: A Performance Enhancement in A3CovLite Protocol. Communications on Applied Electronics 2(5):44-50, July 2015. Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA. BibTeX

	author = {Abdel-Hamid M. Rashid and Hossam Eldeen M. Shamardan and Mostafa-Sami M. Mostafa},
	title = {Article: A Performance Enhancement in A3CovLite Protocol},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {2},
	number = {5},
	pages = {44-50},
	month = {July},
	note = {Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA}


The most challenge when designing a topology control protocol is to build a connected reduced topology while extending the sensing coverage area. This paper proposes enhancements to A3CovLite protocol in sensing coverage and energy efficiency issues. Reducing the types of the used messages in the whole network by using two types of messages instead of three as in A3CovLite that lead to enhance the energy saving. Also updating the selection metric to contain the neighbor's average will increase the sensing covered area. Simulation results show a clear enhancement in energy saving that leads to prolong the lifetime of the network and another enhancement in sensing coverage over time.


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A3CovLite, Protocol, Connected Dominating Sets (CDS), Energy efficiency, Sensing Coverage, Network Lifetime