A Reliable and Energy-efficient Chain-cluster Based Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Abstract

    Reliable and energy-efficient data dissemination is an important challenge particularly in multi-hop Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Although clustering is considered as one of the promising techniques for energy aware data dissemination, majority of research in this area assume a reliable network, in which no packet is lost due to low link quality. In this paper we propose REC+, a Reliable and Energy-efficient Chain-cluster based routing protocol, which aims to achieve the maximum reliability in a multi-hop network by finding the best place for the Cluster Head (CH) and the proper shape/size of the clusters without the need of using any error controlling approaches that can be quite expensive in terms of computation and communication overhead. Most importantly, REC+ relaxes some strong assumptions that other cluster-based routing algorithms rely on, which make them inapplicable for real WSNs. To the best of our knowledge, REC+ is the first cluster based routing algorithm that considers energy efficiency, transmission reliability and intra-cluster delay all together to construct clusters and select proper CHs in WSNs. In the simulation, we show superiority of our approach over three others in terms of the product of energy consumption and delay.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationEighth IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, IEEE ISSNIP 2013
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Communications Society
    Pages248-253
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-5499-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2013
    Event8th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2013 - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 2 Apr 20135 Apr 2013
    Conference number: 8

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Communications Society

    Conference

    Conference8th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2013
    Abbreviated titleISSNIP
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period2/04/135/04/13

    Keywords

    • EWI-22542
    • METIS-297590
    • IR-86795

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