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Deploy Sensor Nodes Inside a Circle with n_sectors

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I want to randomly deploy N sensor nodes inside circle with radius R=500, that is divided evenly into n_sectrors. Also I want the distance between any two adjacent nodes not exceed 50m. How can I do this?
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 13 Apr 2018
What shape are the sectors?
Is N, number of sensor nodes, the same as n for n_sectrors -- that is, is exactly one node to go into each sector?
When you say "adjacent nodes" do you mean "nearest neighbour", or do you mean "adjacent sectors" ?
If the requirement is for adjacent sectors, then you are biasing the nodes to be near the center of the circle. For example with 8 nodes, the widest separation for adjacent nodes would be if you were to construct a regular octagon with edge length 50. According to that would fit within a circumcircle of radius 65.328, using up only about 1/57th of the available area of the circle of radius 500.
Eman Bany Salameh
Eman Bany Salameh on 14 Apr 2018
Edited: Eman Bany Salameh on 14 Apr 2018
like this but the difference is the number of nodes in each sector must be N/8 and the adjacent nodes means "nearest neighbor" and should not exceed d distance

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Answers (2)

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 15 Apr 2018
There is a discussion with code at in which the points are placed with a minimum distance; you could reverse the test to get maximum distance.

Tamoor Shafique
Tamoor Shafique on 31 Aug 2020
Could this sectoring work be done in a 3D WSN deployment? is there any code for Balanced load distribution in 3D WSN deployment
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 1 Sep 2020
I have no idea. It is not a topic that I have looked at.

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