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Isabel Dietrich and Falko Dressler, "On the Lifetime of Wireless Sensor Networks," University of Erlangen, Dept. of Computer Science 7, Technical Report, 04/06, December 2006.

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Network lifetime has become the key characteristic to be used for evaluating sensor networks in an application specific way. Especially the availability of nodes, the sensor coverage, and the connectivity have been included in discussions on network lifetime. Even quality of service measures can be reduced to lifetime considerations. A great number of algorithms and methods were proposed to increase the lifetime of a sensor network - based on the particularly selected definition of network lifetime. Motivated by the great differences in existing definitions of sensor network lifetime that are used in relevant publications, we reviewed the state of the art in lifetime definitions, their differences, advantages, and limitations. This survey was the starting point for our work towards a generic definition of sensor network lifetime for use in analytic evaluations as well as in simulation models - focusing on a formal and concise definition of accumulated network lifetime and total network lifetime. We also demonstrate the applicability of our definition based on the surveyed lifetime definitions found in the literature as well as using an example to explain the various aspects influencing sensor network lifetime.

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@techreport{dietrich2006lifetime,
    author = {Dietrich, Isabel and Dressler, Falko},
    title = {{On the Lifetime of Wireless Sensor Networks}},
    year = {2006},
    month = {December},
    institution = {University of Erlangen, Dept. of Computer Science 7},
    number = {04/06},
    type = {Technical Report},
   }
   
   

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