Date Added: Mar 2012
This paper studies the energy efficiency of wireless sensor networks with Network Coding-based Multipath Routing (NCMR). The employed multipath model is braided multipath model, and the network coding scheme is random linear network coding. Braided multiple paths to the sink node are established for each source node, and the packets encoded at source nodes are transmitted on the braided multipath network. Then, intermediate nodes re-encode the received packets and forward the new packets to next cluster. Finally, the sink node decodes the packets received from different paths and recovers the original data.