In this article, we consider a software-defined wireless sensor network (WSN) architecture which conserves energy by applying asynchronous duty cycling. In asynchronous sensor networks, the overhearing adversely impacts the energy consumption of the nodes. Using a mathematical model, we compute the maximum lifetime of the network and accordingly propose a multichannel operation and transmit power control to reduce the effect of overhearing in asynchronous networks. Our comprehensive test results confirm that for the network with load-aware nonuniform sensor node deployment, the network lifetime is much higher compared to a uniform deployment. We also show that the use of data aggregation software-defined WSNs (SDWSNs) can improve the network lifetime as compared to the data gathering networks.
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- Multichannel routing
- network lifetime
- power control
- software-defined networking
- wireless sensor networks (WSNs)