Networking

Adaptive Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks

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Executive Summary

An important issue in wireless sensor network is how to send information in an efficient and adaptive way. An ad hoc routing protocol is a convention, or standard, that controls how nodes decide which way to route packets between computing devices in a mobile ad-hoc network. In ad hoc networks, nodes do not start out familiar with the topology of their networks; instead, they have to discover it. The basic idea is that a new node may announce its presence and should listen for announcements broadcast by its neighbors. Each node learns about nodes nearby and how to reach them, and may announce that it, too, can reach them. In this paper, the focus is mainly adaptive (situation-aware) routing for Wireless Sensor Network.

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