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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 214905, 8 pages
Research Article

The Wireless Sensor Networks Base Layout and Density Optimization Oriented towards Traffic Information Collection

1College of Information Science and Technology, Chengdu University, Chengdu 610106, China
2Key Laboratory of Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Information Processing, Institutions of Higher Education of Sichuan Province, Chengdu 610106, China
3Faculty of Computer Science, Chengdu Normal University, Chengdu 611130, China
4School of Traffic and Transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
5Unocal East China Sea, Co. Ltd., Chengdu 610012, China

Received 26 November 2014; Accepted 29 March 2015

Academic Editor: Roman Lewandowski

Copyright © 2015 Musong Gu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Wireless sensor networks (WSN) are applied in Intelligent Transport System for data collection. For the low redundancy rate of the wireless sensor networks nodes of traffic information collection, the senor nodes should be deployed reasonably for the WSN nodes to work effectively, and, thus, the base network structure and the density optimization of the sensor network are one of the main problems of WSN application. This paper establishes the wireless sensor networks design optimization model oriented to the traffic information collection, solving the design optimization model with the chemical reaction optimization (CRO) algorithm. The experimental results show that CRO algorithm outperforms the traditional particle swarm optimization (PSO) in solving the wireless sensor network design optimization oriented to the traffic information collection, capable of optimizing the wireless sensor network deployment of traffic information collection to contribute to the great improvement of the comprehensive value of the network performance. The reasonable design of the wireless sensor network nodes has great significance for the information collection, post-maintenance-and-extension, and cost saving of a monitoring system.