Modified GPSR Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

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Greedy Perimeter Stateless Routing (GPSR) is a proven efficient geographical routing protocol for wireless adhoc network which is symmetric in nature. It also offers routing support for Wireless Sensor Network (WSN). However, GPSR was designed for the symmetric links (bidirectional reachable), but sensor networks are often asymmetric in nature. Moreover in WSN the nodes are not designated through their IP addresses instead they are marked with their locations. So, when the destination is outside the boundary GPSR suffers by energy inefficiency as it has to trace through all the nodes in the boundary for reaching the destination. In addition to this, another key problem is data inconsistency which becomes a major challenge in deploying GPSR in WSN.