Abstract: The emerging technology of ad-hoc sensor networks helped to increase researches in this field due to a large number of applications that uses wireless ad hoc networks such as monitoring of the environment, intelligent agriculture, structure health, earthquake prediction, industrial control and target detection in military applications. Various analyses have been suggested for optimality of ad hoc networks; in our study for a given number of nodes we use a comparative analysis by using two kinds of sensors network, the first network with different type of sensors having different connectivity range and sensing coverage and the other network with same capabilities for sensors in terms of connectivity and coverage range and the aim is to have a clear view about the utility of deploying homogeneousor inhomogeneous wireless ad hoc sensor network. Analysis of sensors deployment with a homogeneous transmission range reveals better network connectivity. Therefore, deploying sensor nodes with different transmission range does not improve the connectivity of the network when a power constraint present. In addition, using inhomogeneous nodes does not help to reduce power consumption to maintain network availability.
Abbas B. Noori, Maral A. Mustafa, Farooq Safauldeen Omar, Firat Kacar and S.F. Mohammed, 2019. In the Way of having an Optimum Wireless Ad-Hoc Sensor Networks: Analysis of Deploying Homogeneous and Inhomogeneous Nodes. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 14: 10311-10317.