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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 839486, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/839486
Review Article

Bioinspired Evolutionary Algorithm Based for Improving Network Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks

Universiti Technologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Received 20 October 2013; Accepted 2 January 2014; Published 12 February 2014

Academic Editors: Z. Cui and X. Yang

Copyright © 2014 Mohammadjavad Abbasi 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.

Abstract

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) include sensor nodes in which each node is able to monitor the physical area and send collected information to the base station for further analysis. The important key of WSNs is detection and coverage of target area which is provided by random deployment. This paper reviews and addresses various area detection and coverage problems in sensor network. This paper organizes many scenarios for applying sensor node movement for improving network coverage based on bioinspired evolutionary algorithm and explains the concern and objective of controlling sensor node coverage. We discuss area coverage and target detection model by evolutionary algorithm.