The Community for Technology Leaders
Green Image
Issue No. 09 - Sept. (2015 vol. 14)
ISSN: 1536-1233
pp: 1947-1960
Can Tunca , Computer Networks Research Laboratory, NETLAB, Department of Computer Engineering, Bogazici University, Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey
Sinan Isik , Computer Networks Research Laboratory, NETLAB, Department of Computer Engineering, Bogazici University, Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey
Mehmet Yunus Donmez , Computer Networks Research Laboratory, NETLAB, Department of Computer Engineering, Bogazici University, Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey
Cem Ersoy , Computer Networks Research Laboratory, NETLAB, Department of Computer Engineering, Bogazici University, Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey
ABSTRACT
In a typical wireless sensor network, the batteries of the nodes near the sink deplete quicker than other nodes due to the data traffic concentrating towards the sink, leaving it stranded and disrupting the sensor data reporting. To mitigate this problem, mobile sinks are proposed. They implicitly provide load-balanced data delivery and achieve uniform-energy consumption across the network. On the other hand, advertising the position of the mobile sink to the network introduces an overhead in terms of energy consumption and packet delays. In this paper, we propose Ring Routing, a novel, distributed, energy-efficient mobile sink routing protocol, suitable for time-sensitive applications, which aims to minimize this overhead while preserving the advantages of mobile sinks. Furthermore, we evaluate the performance of Ring Routing via extensive simulations.
INDEX TERMS
Routing, Mobile communication, Wireless sensor networks, Periodic structures, Mobile computing, Routing protocols,wireless sensor networks, Mobile sinks, distributed routing, data dissemination, energy efficiency, mobility
CITATION
Can Tunca, Sinan Isik, Mehmet Yunus Donmez, Cem Ersoy, "Ring Routing: An Energy-Efficient Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks with a Mobile Sink", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 14, no. , pp. 1947-1960, Sept. 2015, doi:10.1109/TMC.2014.2366776
173 ms
(Ver 3.3 (11022016))