Date Added: Feb 2013
A wireless sensor network is composed of a large number of low-cost devices distributed over a geographic area. Sensor nodes have limited processing capabilities therefore simplified protocol architecture should be designed so as to make communications simple and efficient. Moreover, the power supply unit is based on an energy-limited battery the networks should be aimed at minimizing the energy consumption. A forwarding scheme for WSN aimed at combining low computational complexity and high performance in terms of energy efficiency and reliability. The approach relies on a packet-splitting algorithm based on the BURST algorithm.