Title: Multipath geographic routing using false destinations

Authors: D. De Caneva, P.L. Montessoro

Addresses: DIEGM – Dept. of Electrical, Managerial and Mechanical Engineering, University of Udine, Udine, Via delle Scienze, 208 – 33100 Udine, Italy. ' DIEGM – Dept. of Electrical, Managerial and Mechanical Engineering, University of Udine, Udine, Via delle Scienze, 208 – 33100 Udine, Italy

Abstract: This paper presents false destination forwarding (FDF), a technique that can be adopted for multipath routing in wireless sensor networks to avoid the overhead caused by the maintenance of disjointed or partially disjointed routing paths. FDF changes the packet destination target as the packet itself proceeds along the path: this way, it does not require any change to the underlying geographic routing protocols and can be implemented as an optional intermediate layer, built just above the geographic routing layer. Three different FDF strategies are discussed; they show good performance in simulations and can be effectively implemented in existing networks. FDF could disclose interesting opportunities for new multipath routing protocols, which might help solving the problem of reliability in wireless sensor networks in an efficient manner.

Keywords: multipath routing; geographic routing; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; false destinations; wireless networks; false destination forwarding; simulation; routing protocols; WSN reliability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2011.040975

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2011 Vol.7 No.1/2, pp.18 - 33

Published online: 28 Jun 2011 *

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