International Journal of Computer Engineering & Applications
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) consists of large number of small, low cost sensors deployed over an interested region communicating each other with the wireless medium and collecting data of interest. WSNs become a leading solution for many applications like target tracking, intrusion detection, industrial automation and so on. In these types of applications energy efficiency may be considered to be the most important concern while bandwidth utilization and maximizing throughput are of secondary importance. But recent applications like body area networks and structural health monitoring requires high amounts of data to be collected at faster rate.