Title: A data dissemination scheme for a wireless nanosensor network towards IoNT

Authors: Ahlam Alrehili; Abdullah Alsaeedi; Mohamed M.A. Azim

Addresses: College of Computer Science and Engineering, Taibah University, Madinah, 41477, Saudi Arabia ' College of Computer Science and Engineering, Taibah University, Madinah, 41477, Saudi Arabia ' College of Computer Science and Engineering, Taibah University, Madinah, 41477, Saudi Arabia; Faculty of Industrial Education, Beni-Suef University, 62512, Egypt

Abstract: Nanotechnology has gained significant importance in many fields, especially biological, industrial, military, and environmental sectors. Rapid advancements in nanotechnology have led to the development of wireless nanosensor networks (WNSNs). Most researchers focus on addressing resource limitations constraints and ignore the dynamic channel state. Therefore, in this paper, we design a fine-grained, lightweight, and energy-efficient end-to-end data dissemination scheme for WNSN that takes into consideration the dynamic channel state problem and energy efficiency. Simulation results showed that the proposed scheme outperforms TEForward in terms of energy consumption and packet delivery ratio. The effect of employing multiple gateways is also investigated.

Keywords: WNSN; wireless nanosensor network; IoT; Internet of Things; IoNT; Internet of NanoThings; gateway; nanosensor; nanorouter.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2020.110461

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2020 Vol.34 No.2, pp.81 - 94

Received: 24 Feb 2020
Accepted: 05 Mar 2020

Published online: 09 Oct 2020 *

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