Empirical analysis and observations of routing protocols for wireless sensor networks

Parsons, Brett M. (2006) Empirical analysis and observations of routing protocols for wireless sensor networks. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks poses unique challenges due to the low-energy requirement and the resource-constrained nature of nodes in the network. This brings about a need for efficient routing protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks. We selected three routing protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks (Directed Diffusion, Dynamic Source Routing, and Minimum Transmission Routing) and implemented them in a novel software framework. A simulation study was carried out to evaluate these routing protocols in regards to typical Wireless Sensor Network deployment scenarios, with a focus on the application of habitat monitoring. Additionally, well-defined metrics were used to measure the performance of each routing protocol in the experimentations. Based on the results of our experimentations, we recommend Dynamic Source Routing as the preferred routing protocol in most Wireless Sensor Network deployments for habitat monitoring purposes.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11207
Item ID: 11207
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 138-140).
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Computer Science
Date: 2006
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Routers (Computer networks); Sensor networks; Wireless communication systems.

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