Date Added: Sep 2010
In Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), an ideal transport layer needs to support reliable message delivery and provide congestion control in an efficient manner in order to extend the lifetime of a WSN. The main use of transport protocol in WSN is to overcome the congestion and the reliability with energy efficiency. In this paper, the authors develop a Reliable and Energy Efficient Transport Protocol (REETP), which mainly focuses on the reliability and energy efficiency. The proposed protocol consist of an Efficient Node Selection Algorithm to determine a set of efficient nodes called E-Nodes which form a near optimal coverage set with largest area and highest residual energy level.