Detection of dumb nodes in a stationary wireless sensor network

Arijit Roy, Pushpendu Kar, Sudip Misra

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5 Citations (Scopus)


A sensor node is termed as 'dumb' [1], if at a certain time instant it can sense its surroundings, but is unable to communicate with any of its neighbors due to the shrinkage in communication range. Such isolation occurs because of the presence of adverse environmental effects. However, the node starts its normal operation with the resumption of favorable environmental conditions. Thus, the detection of dumb nodes is essential in order to re-establish network connectivity. However, the temporal behavior of a dumb node in a network makes the detection of such a node challenging. In the present work, we address a plausible solution to this problem by taking into account the evidences from neighboring nodes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th IEEE India Conference
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Trends and Innovation in Technology, INDICON 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479953646
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event11th IEEE India Conference, INDICON 2014 - Pune, India
Duration: 11 Dec 201413 Dec 2014

Publication series

Name11th IEEE India Conference: Emerging Trends and Innovation in Technology, INDICON 2014


Conference11th IEEE India Conference, INDICON 2014


  • Detection
  • Dumb Node
  • Environmental Effect
  • Evidence Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • General Computer Science


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