Routing protocols for wireless sensor networks: A survey
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Wireless sensor networks(WSNs) are different to traditional networks and are highly dependent on applications, thus traditional routing protocols cannot be applied efficiently to the networks. As the variability of both the application and the network architecture, the majority of the attention, therefore, has been given to the routing protocols. This work surveys and evaluates state-of-the-art routing protocols based on many factors including energy efficiency, delay andcomplexity, and presents several classifications for the various approaches pursued. Additionally, more attention is paid to several routing protocols and their advantages and disadvantages and, indeed, this work implements two of selected protocols, LEACH and THVRG, on the OPNET, and compares them in many aspects based on a large amount of experimental data. The survey also provides a valuable framework for comparing new and existing routing protocols. According to the evaluation for the performance of the routing protocols, this thesis provides assistance in relation to further improving the performance in relation to routing protocols. Finally, future research strategies and trends in relation to routing technology in wireless sensor networks are also provided.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 66 p.
Wireless Sensor Network, Routing Protocol, Classification of Routing Protocols
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-19700OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-19700DiVA: diva2:640219
Subject / course
Computer Engineering DT1
International Master's Programme in Computer Engineering TDAAA 120 higher education credits