Efficiency Benefits Through Load-Balancing With Link Reliability Based Routing in WSNs
In Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) energy efficiency of routing protocols is of primary importance. Embedded with local load balancing mechanisms, the proposed L2RP protocol is a link reliability based routing protocol which aims to help source nodes to exploit the potential capabilities of their respective neighbors. As it is a reliability-oriented protocol, L2RP discards unreliable links to avoid the substantial energy cost of packet losses. Simulation results show major efficiency benefits that stem from load balancing which helps in lengthening the network lifetime while minimizing packet losses.