Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

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Collaborative Beamforming in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Xuecai BaoEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_259-1



Collaborative Beamforming (CB) in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is a transmission technique of improving the energy efficiency and signal gain between collaborating nodes and the base station (BS) in one-hop transmission. The collaborative nodes in CB use the way of cooperative communication to form the high gain and directivity in the direction of the intended BS or sink node.

Historical Background

WSNs have been playing an increasing role in many application areas, such as agriculture, industry, environmental monitoring, and so on. From another point of view, due to the limited energy and transmission distance for the sensor node in WSNs, many research studies focus on the design of method or scheme for improving the energy efficiency and the network performance. The purpose is to reduce the energy consumption and prolong the network lifetime. In recent years, the CB provides a promising technique in...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanchang Institute of TechnologyNanchangChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jiming Chen
  • Ruilong Deng
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada