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A Study on Wireless Sensor Network Deployment and Lifetime Maximization of Wireless Sensor Nodes in Natural Gas Pipeline Monitoring System

Md. Fahad Monir, Sarjo Das, Priyankar Roychowdhury



Leakage in Natural Gas Pipeline is a very common problem that may lead to economic losses, environmental hazards and pollution. Therefore, the maintenance and security monitoring of the natural gas pipeline has remained a big concern for many years. In the recent times, implementation of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) has become very popular. This is due to the low cost and sustainability of WSNs. Since, the implementation of WSNs in different applications has increased rapidly; the energy consumption of WSN’s has also become an important part of study as nodes are powered by battery. In this paper, an architectural model of WSN implementation will be presented. This model can be used for identifying the leakage or other kind of damage monitoring in gas/oil pipelines as well as a process of lifetime maximization of the operating nodes. Moreover, we have studied the effectiveness of equal distance placement scheme, based on Ideal power model and Tmote power model, for WSN’s lifetime maximization in gas pipeline monitoring system.

Keywords: Wireless sensor networks, gas pipeline monitoring, WSN application, linear sensor placement, lifetime maximization

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Md. Fahad Monir, Sarjo Das, Priyankar Roychowdhury. A study on Wireless Sensor Network deployment and Lifetime Maximization of Wireless Sensor Nodes in Natural Gas Pipeline Monitoring System. Journal of Communication Engineering & Systems. 2016; 6(3): 7–16p.

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