Information Technology Journal1812-56381812-5646Asian Network for Scientific Information10.3923/itj.2011.1208.1214GuoLejiang WangBingwen WangWei LiuZhuo GaoChao 62011106Wireless sensor network is a complex wireless network (WSN) which has a large number of network nodes. Based on neural network theory and methods, this study uses neuron to describe the WSN node and constructs neural network model for WSN. The neural network model includes three aspects: WSN node neuron model, WSN node control model and WSN node connection model. In order to maximize the network life-cycle, this study analyzes Hopfield method and proposes the general design method and procedure of energy function. It discusses the relationship between network equilibrium and the minimum point of energy function. The result shows that the neural model of wireless sensor networks brings convenience for WSN and provides a certain theoretical foundation for the applications of the neural networks.]]>Akyildiz, I.F., W. Su, Y. Sankarasubramaniam and E. Cayirci,2002Adjih, C., P. Jacquet and L. Viennot,2005Chessa, S. and P. Santi,2001Dai, F. and J. Wu,2004Raei, H., M.A. Fathi, A. Akhlaghi and B. Ahmadipoor,2009Intanagonwiwat, C., R. Govindan and D. Estrin, J. Heidemann and F. Silva,2003Alzoubi, K., P.J. Wan and O. Frieder,2002Li, Y., M.T. Thai, F. Wang, C.W. Yi, P.J. Wang and D.Z. Du,2005Guo, L., B. Wang, Z. Liu and W. Wang,2010Luo, X., M. Dong and Y. Huang,2006Rai, M., S. Verma and S. Tapaswi,2009Paradis, L. and Q. Han,2007Stojmenovic, I., M. Seddigh and J. Zunic,2002Wang, Y., W. Wang and X.Y. Li,2006Liu, Z., B. Wang and L. Guo,2010Dai, Z., Z. Li, B. Wang and Q. Tang,2009Chang, J. and L. Tassiulas,2004