## Pattern Mutation in Wireless Sensor Deployment

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Bai_patternmutation,

author = {Xiaole Bai and Ziqiu Yun and Dong Xuan and Weijia Jia and Wei Zhao},

title = {Pattern Mutation in Wireless Sensor Deployment},

year = {}

}

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### Abstract

ohio-state.edu corresponding author Abstract—In this paper, we study the optimal deployment pattern problem in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). We propose a new set of patterns, particularly when sensors ’ communication range (rc) is relatively small compared with their sensing range (rs), and prove their optimality among regular patterns. In this study, we discover a surprising and interesting phenomenon— pattern mutation. This phenomenon contradicts the conjecture presented in a previous work that there exists a universal elemental pattern among optimal pattern evolution and that pattern evolution is continuous. For example, we find mutation happens among the patterns for full-coverage and 3-connectivity when rc/rs = 1.0459, among the patterns for full-coverage and 4-connectivity when rc/rs =1.3903, and among the patterns for full-coverage and 5-connectivity when rc/rs =1.0406. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that mutation in pattern evolution has been discovered. Also, our work further completes the exploration of optimal patterns in WSNs. I.

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