Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks (IWSN) are the special class of WSN where it faces many challenges like improving process efficiency and meet the financial requirement of the industry. Most of the IWSNs contains a large number of sensor nodes over the deployment field. Due to lack of predetermined network infrastructure demands, IWSNs to deploy a minimum number of sink nodes and maintain network connectivity with other sensor nodes. Capacitated Sink Node Placement Problem (CSNPP) finds its application in the Industrial wireless sensor network (IWSN), for the appropriate placement of sink nodes. The problem of placing a minimum number of sink nodes in a weighted topology such that each sink node should have a maximum number of sensor nodes within the given capacity is known as Capacitated Sink Node Placement Problem. This chapter proposes a heuristic based approach to solve Capacitated Sink Node Placement Problem.
Part of the book: Wireless Sensor Networks