Title: A neighbour-based load-balanced packet dissemination scheme for wireless sensor networks

Authors: Tie Qiu; Feng Xia; Yanhong Ding; Liping Liu; Jiafu Wan

Addresses: School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116620, China ' School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116620, China ' School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116620, China ' School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China ' College of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, Ganzhou 341000, China

Abstract: Flooding is one of the major data dissemination schemes to broadcast packets in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). In basic flooding, there are too many redundancies in the network, which consume much energy. Consequently, it is inherently weak in load balancing. In this paper we propose a load-balanced packet broadcast scheme that explores flooding based on neighbour information, namely neighbour-based load-balanced packet dissemination (NLPD). In NLPD, the nodes receiving the packets decide whether to rebroadcast the packet based on neighbours' information. We get suitable value for the threshold through simulations.

Keywords: packet dissemination; load balancing; flooding; WSNs; wireless sensor networks; neighbour information; energy consumption; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2016.080373

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2016 Vol.22 No.4, pp.220 - 228

Available online: 18 Nov 2016 *

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