Date Added: Nov 2011
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) utilize huge amount of wireless sensor nodes to gather information from their sensing terrain. The gathered information will undergo in-network process and send to the remote sink. In this densely distributed network high packet flow occur near the sink due to the convergent nature of upstream traffic. Congestion may occur in the network and cause packet loss. Due to this packet loss the throughput may be lowered and also, congestion leads to excessive energy consumption. Therefore congestion has to be controlled to prolong the sensor nodes lifetime. In this paper a study of traditional fairness congestion control algorithm named Congestion Control and Fairness (CCF) algorithm in realistic different scenarios is done.