International Journal of Computer Applications
In this paper, the authors study the two different type of routing strategies used in wireless sensor networks i.e. proactive and reactive routing mechanisms. These routing mechanisms are applied in different kind of applications for efficient routing in the network. In this paper, they have studied the different routing protocols which use these routing mechanisms and have compared them. They have also taken the homogenous and heterogeneous type of networks and also see the effect of homogeneity and heterogeneity on the routing in the network. So, they have taken LEACH and SEP routing protocols for homogenous and heterogeneous network respectively using proactive mechanism for routing and TEEN and TADEEC protocols for homogenous and heterogeneous using reactive mechanisms.