IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

The paper entitled “Connectivity Analysis in Clustered Wireless Sensor Networks Powered by Solar Energy” has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications journal!

In this paper, the authors provide an analytical model for the connectivity in a large-scale zero-energy clustered WPSN under two common transmission schemes, namely, unicast and broadcast. The sensors are WEH-enabled, while the network components are solar-powered and employ a novel energy allocation algorithm. In our results, we evaluate the tradeoffs among the various scenarios via extensive simulations and identify the conditions that yield a fully connected zero-energy WPSN.