International Journal of Computer Applications
Neighbor discovery is one of the imperative elements of wireless sensor network which discerns close by nodes so that they can reciprocate information and collaborate. In this paper, collective neighbor discovery is proposed to reduce latency period and accomplish the discovery more efficiently. To achieve this purpose each node will be active during recommended neighbors' active time to attain rapid neighbor discovery. Comparison shows that collective neighbor discovery performs better than the existing searchlight protocol. The authors evaluate the performance and characteristics of collective neighbor discovery by varying different parameters.