Performance Evaluation of Agent-Based Upstream Congestion Control Approach in WSN

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) utilize huge amount of wireless sensor nodes to gather information from their sensing terrain. The gathered information will undergo in-network process and send to the remote sink. In this densely distributed network high packet flow occur near the sink due to the convergent nature of upstream traffic. Congestion may occur in the network and cause packet loss. Due to this packet loss the throughput may be lowered and also, congestion leads to excessive energy consumption. Therefore congestion has to be controlled to prolong the sensor nodes lifetime, in terms of throughput. This paper proposes an agent based upstream congestion control protocol named, Agent-based Congestion Control Protocol (ACCP) for wireless sensor networks.

Provided by: St. Petersburg State University Topic: Mobility Date Added: Nov 2011 Format: PDF

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