Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Committee Member

Ajoy K. Datta

Second Committee Member

Maria Gradinariu

Number of Pages



Wireless ad-hoc sensor networks are composed of a large number of tiny sensors with embedded microprocessors, that have very limited resources and yet must coordinate amongst themselves to form a connected network. Every sensor has a certain sensing radius, Rs, within which it is capable of "covering" a particular region by detecting or gathering certain data. Every sensor also has a communication radius, R c, within which it is capable of sending or receiving data; Given a query over a sensor network, the minimum connected sensor cover problem is to select a minimum, or nearly minimum, set of sensors, called a minimum connected sensor cover, such that the selected sensors cover the query region, and form a connected network amongst themselves. In this thesis, we use present three fully distributed, strictly localized, scalable, self-* solutions to the minimum connected sensor cover problem.


Algorithms; Connected; Cover; Distributed; Minimum; Self; Sensor; Star

Controlled Subject

Computer science

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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