Routing Metrics and Global Load Balancing Mechanism In Wireless Sensor Networks

Provided by: International forum of researchers Students and Academician
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
Wireless sensor networks have received increasing attention in the recent few years. In many military and civil applications of sensor networks, sensors are constrained in onboard energy supply and are left unattended. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) require appropriate protocols that make judicious use of the finite energy resources of the sensor nodes. In this paper, the authors investigate the potential energy conservation achieved by balancing the traffic throughout the WSN. They show that distributing the traffic generated by each sensor node through multiple paths instead of using a single path allows significant energy savings.

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