Independent Grid Structure-Based Routing Protocol in Wireless Sensor Networks

Euisin LEE  Soochang PARK  Hosung PARK  Sang-Ha KIM  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E96-B   No.1   pp.309-312
Publication Date: 2013/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E96.B.309
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
Keyword: 
wireless sensor networks,  sinks,  events,  independent routing structure,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, to provide scalability and mobility of sinks and events, we propose a new independent structure-based routing protocol which exploits a k-level Independent Grid Structure (IGS) for data dissemination from sources to sinks. Beside the k-level IGS, the proposed protocol does not to construct any additional routing structure irrespective of the number and the movement of both sinks and events. The proposed protocol also allows query or report packets to be sent to only a few grid headers in the k-level IGS and provides aggregation and multicasting of report packets by the k-level IGS. Simulation results show that the proposed protocol is superior to other protocols regarding to energy-efficiency.