|Communications on Applied Electronics|
|Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA|
|Volume 2 - Number 5|
|Year of Publication: 2015|
|Authors: Abdel-Hamid M. Rashid, Hossam Eldeen M. Shamardan, Mostafa-Sami M. Mostafa|
Abdel-Hamid M. Rashid, Hossam Eldeen M. Shamardan, Mostafa-Sami M. Mostafa . A Performance Enhancement in A3CovLite Protocol. Communications on Applied Electronics. 2, 5 ( July 2015), 44-50. DOI=10.5120/cae2015651754
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.