Cluster based Multipath Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

S. Sharma, S. Jena
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CCR April 2015

Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) consists of low power sensor nodes. Energy is the main constraint associated with the sensor nodes. In this paper, we propose a cluster based multipath routing protocol, which uses the clustering and multipath techniques to reduce energy consumption and increase the reliability. The basic idea is to reduce the load of the sensor node by giving more responsibility to the base station (sink). We have implemented and compared the protocol with existing protocols and found that it is more energy-eļ¬ƒcient and reliable.

Public Review By: 
Joseph Camp

Public Review for Cluster based Multipath Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks Suraj Sharma and Sanjay Kumar Jena Networks of wireless sensors offer tremendous opportunity for detecting critical aspects in our environment from bridge safety to fire detection. However, these sensors have been prone to short network lifetimes due to the power consumption required to forward traffic to and from sink nodes for downstream nodes. The key idea of this paper is to reduce the load on each sensor by offloading as many of the power intensive tasks as possible to the base stations or sinks in the network. In doing so, the authors design a cluster-based routing strategy with three different algorithms for neighbor discovery and topology construction, cluster head intimation, and cluster head selection/formation. As a result, the authors have outperformed state of the art schemes in terms of not only power consumption and network lifetime, but delivery ratio and end-to-end latency.