DAlPaS: A Performance Aware Congestion Control Algorithm in Wireless Sensor Networks
Source: University of Cyprus
As wireless sensor networks are evolving to applications where high load demands dominate and performance becomes a crucial factor, congestion remains a serious problem that has to be effectively and efficiently tackled. Congestion in WSNs is mitigated either by reducing the data load or by increasing capacity (employing sleep nodes). In either case due to the energy constraints and low processing capabilities of sensor nodes, congestion control and avoidance algorithms has to be kept as simple and efficient as possible while overhead must be limited. In this paper, the authors propose a novel and simple Dynamic Alternative Path Selection Scheme (DAlPaS) attempting to face congestion by increasing capacity while attempts to maintain performance requirements.