Effect of Multipath Fading and Propagation Environment on the Performance of a Fermat Point Based Energy Efficient Geocast Routing Protocol
Energy efficiency is a much talked about thing in the domain of geocast routing protocols for Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (WASNs). Fermat point based protocols are capable of reducing the energy consumption of a WASN by reducing the total transmission distance in a multi hop-multi sink scenario. Presently, there are quite a handful of them but many of them have not considered the effect of changing propagation environment around the considered network while measuring the performance of the protocol. Congested environment around a WASN increases the chance of multipath propagation and it in turn introduces multipath fading.