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Title: Performance analysis of the EBARR protocol for wireless sensor networks

Authors: R. Sumathi; R. Srinivasan

Addresses: Department of CSE, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur-3, India. ' Department of CSE, RNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India

Abstract: Critical events in wireless sensor network (WSN) applications demands QoS aware routing mechanism in order to deliver critical data more reliably with minimum latency to the sink or base station. The energy and the buffer are severely constrained resources of sensor nodes, they must be used efficiently during data delivery. This paper presents QoS aware routing protocol, namely the Energy-Buffer Aware Reliable Routing (EBARR) protocol which meets both challenges of reliability and timely delivery of critical data, along with efficient use of energy and buffer resources. The paper also includes performance analysis of the EBARR protocol, by modelling reliability and delay. In simulation, results are presented to compare the performance of the EBARR protocol with two other routing protocols in WSN, namely, multipath routing (MP) and minimum energy routing (MER).

Keywords: wireless sensor networks; WSNs; quality of service; QoS; reliability; timely delivery; buffer reservation; energy reservation; performance evalaution; critical data delivery; energy efficiency; simulation; routing protocols.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITCC.2012.045809

International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence, 2012 Vol.2 No.1, pp.25 - 53

Available online: 08 Mar 2012 *

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