Designing an Application-Aware Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks
Routing protocols that can facilitate application-specific service guarantee in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) constitute one of the key design objectives of current WSN research. Since, energy-efficient routing protocols in literature do not offer a complete framework for service differentiation, a newer approach is warranted. Formulating such routing approach requires the adoption of different cost metrics that can parameterize the application-specific requirements. To this effect, this paper proposes an Application-Aware Routing Protocol (AARP) that considers battery power, data transaction reliability and end-to-end delay for service differentiation.