Routing protocols for sensor networks

Qiangfeng Jiang, D. Manivannan

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Abstract

Sensor networks are emerging as a new tool for habitat monitoring in nature preserves, monitoring and gathering events in hazardous environments, surveillance of buildings and surveillance of enemy activities in a battlefield environment. Nodes in a sensor network are severely constrained by energy, storage capacity and computing power. To prolong the lifetime of the sensor nodes, designing efficient routing protocols is critical. Even though sensor networks are primarily designed for monitoring and reporting events, since they are application dependent, a single routing protocol cannot be efficient for sensor networks across all applications. In this paper, we first analyze the requirements and similarities of MANETs (Mobile Ad hoc Networks) and sensor networks. Then, we describe the existing routing protocols for sensor networks and present a critical analysis of these protocols. Finally, we compare and contrast these protocols. This comparison reveals the important features that need to be taken into consideration while designing and evaluating new routing protocols for sensor networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 1st IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2004; Consumer Networking
Subtitle of host publicationClosing the Digital Divide - Proceedings
Pages93-98
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2004
Event2004 1st IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2004; Consumer Networking: Closing the Digital Divide - Proceedings - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2004Jan 8 2004

Publication series

NameIEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC

Conference

Conference2004 1st IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2004; Consumer Networking: Closing the Digital Divide - Proceedings
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period1/5/041/8/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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