An efficient proactive route maintenance process for reliable data transmissions in sensor networks

Pradittasnee, Lapas, Tian, Yu-Chu, Jayalath, Dhammika, & Camtepe, Seyit A. (2013) An efficient proactive route maintenance process for reliable data transmissions in sensor networks. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS 2013), IEEE, Mercure Gold Coast Resort, Gold Coast, QLD, pp. 1-10.

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For industrial wireless sensor networks, maintaining the routing path for a high packet delivery ratio is one of the key objectives in network operations. It is important to both provide the high data delivery rate at the sink node and guarantee a timely delivery of the data packet at the sink node. Most proactive routing protocols for sensor networks are based on simple periodic updates to distribute the routing information. A faulty link causes packet loss and retransmission at the source until periodic route update packets are issued and the link has been identified as broken. We propose a new proactive route maintenance process where periodic update is backed-up with a secondary layer of local updates repeating with shorter periods for timely discovery of broken links. Proposed route maintenance scheme improves reliability of the network by decreasing the packet loss due to delayed identification of broken links. We show by simulation that proposed mechanism behaves better than the existing popular routing protocols (AODV, AOMDV and DSDV) in terms of end-to-end delay, routing overhead, packet reception ratio.

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ID Code: 67081
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1109/ICSPCS.2013.6723922
ISBN: 9781479913190
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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