A tool for calculating energy consumption in wireless sensor networks
Energy and total useful lifetime are primary design concerns of fundamental importance, in a variety of real life applications, where the deployment of a Wireless Sensor Network is desired. In this paper the authors introduce AVAKIS, a tool for calculating the energy consumption of the various components of a sensor node. The proposed tool is an architectural level simulator, in which the system building blocks are described by a high level behavioral model. The methodology used in order to estimate power consumption is based on both the characteristics of the components, and on a number of user-defined initialization parameters.