A comparative analysis of energy-aware routing protocols in wireless sensor networks

Raza, Mohsin, Ahmed, Ghufran, Khan, Noor, Awais, Muhammad and Badar, Qasim (2011) A comparative analysis of energy-aware routing protocols in wireless sensor networks. In: ICICT 2011 - International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies, 23rd - 24th July 2011, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICICT.2011.5983546


This paper presents the implementation of two routing protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs): GRACE (GRAdient Cost Establishment for Energy Aware routing) and GRAB (GRAdient Broadcasting) along with their comparative analysis using Sun SPOT sensor nodes, developed by Sun Microsystems. The performance of both the routing protocols is evaluated on the basis of various performance metrics including network lifetime, throughput and network energy etc. However in papers where these routing protocols presented, practical limitations of wireless sensor nodes were ignored. The communication of sensor nodes is established using multiple communication channels for proper implementation of both the routing protocols, GRACE and GRAB. The experimental results show that GRACE outperforms GRAB in enhancing the network lifetime, while the throughput of GRAB is better than that of GRACE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wireless Sensor Network, routing protocols
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 14:59
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 23:10
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/22997

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