ABSTRACT The topology control is one of the research focuses in wireless sensor networks. Different network topologies will have different effects on the properties of the network, such as the reliability, energy consumption and latency. In order to study the relationship between the topology and the network performance, in this paper we have designed three kinds of topology models which are regular hexagon topology model, plane grid topology model and equilateral triangle topology model. Then the simulation experiments about these models have been implemented in NS2 and the simulation results show that the plane grid topology has the best reliability.
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