Neural network based instant parameter prediction for wireless sensor network optimization models

Akbas A., Yıldız H. U., Ozbayoglu A. M., Tavli B.

WIRELESS NETWORKS, vol.25, no.6, pp.3405-3418, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11276-018-1808-y
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3405-3418
  • Keywords: Wireless sensor networks, Neural networks, Multi-layer perceptron, Backpropagation, Maximum lifetime, Lifetime prediction, Transmission power level, Internode distance, GENETIC ALGORITHM, LIFETIME, CLASSIFICATION, TRANSMISSION, ARCHITECTURE, PROTOCOL
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: No


Optimal operation configuration of a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) can be determined by utilizing exact mathematical programming techniques such as Mixed Integer Programming (MIP). However, computational complexities of such techniques are high. As a remedy, learning algorithms such as Neural Networks (NNs) can be utilized to predict the WSN settings with high accuracy with much lower computational cost than the MIP solutions. We focus on predicting network lifetime, transmission power level, and internode distance which are interrelated WSN parameters and are vital for optimal WSN operation. To facilitate an efficient solution for predicting these parameters without explicit optimizations, we built NN based models employing data obtained from an MIP model. The NN based scalable prediction model yields a maximum of 3% error for lifetime, 6% for transmission power level error, and internode distances within an accuracy of 3m in prediction outcomes.