Trade-Off between Traffic Overhead and Reliability in Multipath Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks

S.O. Dulman, T. Nieberg, W.J. Wu Jian, Paul J.M. Havinga

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Abstract

In wireless sensor networks (WSN) data produced by one or more sources usually has to be routed through several intermediate nodes to reach the destination. Problems arise when intermediate nodes to reach the destination. Problems arise when intermediate nodes fail to forward the incoming messages. The reliability of the system can be increased by providing several paths from source to destination and sending the same packet through each of them (the algorithm is known as multipath routing). Using this technique, the traffic increases significantly. In this paper, we analyze a new mechanism that enables the trade-off between the amount of traffic and the reliability. The data packet is split in k subpackets (k = number of disjoined paths from source to destination). If only E/sub k/ subpackets (E/sub k/ < k) are necessary to rebuild the original data packet (condition obtained by adding redundancy to each subpacket), then the trade-off between traffic and reliability can be controlled.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2003 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking, 2003. WCNC 2003.
PublisherIEEE
Pages-
ISBN (Print)9780780377004
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2003 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 16 Mar 200320 Mar 2003
http://wcnc2003.ieee-wcnc.org/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2003
Abbreviated titleWCNC
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period16/03/0320/03/03
Internet address

Keywords

  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP5/34734
  • IR-46610
  • METIS-215599

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