Date Added: Feb 2011
Reliable data transport is one of the most important requirements in wireless sensor network where different applications have different reliability requirements. Additionally, the characteristic of wireless sensor network, especially dense deployment, limited processing ability, memory and power supply, provide unique design challenges at transport protocol. Therefore, assuring reliable data delivery between sensor nodes and the sink in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) is a challenging task. A reliable protocol in wireless sensor network is a protocol that allows data transfer reliably from source to destination with reasonable packet loss. The current issues of transport protocol are how to implement reliable data transport, congestion control and energy efficiency. Most of the existing transport protocols only provide reliable data transport or congestion control.