Applications of Engineering Technology and Science (AETS)
The sensing capabilities of networked sensors are affected by environmental factors in real deployment and it is imperative to have practical considerations at the design stage in order to anticipate this sensing behavior. The authors propose a new metric, the drain rate, to forecast the lifetime of nodes according to current traffic conditions. This metric is combined with the value of the remaining battery capacity to determine which nodes can be part of an active route. The existent security threats an ad hoc network faces, the security services required to be achieved and the countermeasures for attacks in routing protocols.