Analytical Approach for Performance of Wireless Sensor Networks

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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) have been noticed and researched in recent years. WSNs have inherent and unique characteristics compared with traditional networks. It consists of light-weight, low power and small size Sensor Nodes (SNs). They have ability to monitor, calculate and communicate wirelessly. Sensor nodes should send their collected data to a determined node called Sink. The sink processes data and performs appropriate actions. Nodes using routing protocol determine a path for sending data to sink. Sensor nodes have a limited transmission range, and their processing and storage capabilities as well as their energy resources are also limited. Routing protocols for wireless sensor networks have to ensure reliable multi-hop communication under these conditions.