International Journal of Computer Applications
Wireless sensor networks play an important role in the safety and security of industrial zones, forests etc. These networks are being used on a large scale for monitoring various environment conditions and also for agriculture across the globe. In India, from a past few years these networks are being used for landslide detection and monitoring. Wireless sensor networks face a challenge of overcoming their short lifetime due to the usage of batteries in the sensor nodes. The energy consumption in the sensor nodes is maximum during routing of the data.