Date Added: Mar 2012
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) consist of thousands of small sensor nodes with sensing, computation and wireless communication capabilities. The main challenging task in WSN is routing. There are various types of routing protocols available for WSN. Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol is one of routing protocols for mobile sensor networks. AODV avoids the counting-to-infinity problem of other distance-vector protocols by using sequence numbers on route updates, a technique pioneered by Destination Sequence Distance Vector (DSDV). This protocol utilizes the shortest route for communication between nodes.