Title: Mathematical modelling of energy wastage in absence of levelling and sectoring in wireless sensor networks

Authors: Priyanka Sharma; Garimella Rama Murthy; Naveen Chilamkurti

Addresses: International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIITH), India ' International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIITH), India ' La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Abstract: In this paper, we quantitatively reason the energy savings achieved by the levelling and sectoring protocol. Due to the energy constraints on the sensor nodes (in terms of supply of energy), energy awareness has become crucial in networking protocol stack. The understanding of routing protocols along with energy awareness in a network would help in energy optimisation with efficient routing. We provide analytical modelling of the energy wastage in the absence of levelling and sectoring protocol by considering network in the form of binary tree, nested tree and Q-ary tree. The simulation results reflect the energy wastage in the absence of levelling and sectoring-based hybrid protocol.

Keywords: wireless sensor networks; WSNs; pure flooding; controlled flooding; routing; energy efficiency.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2017.085436

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2017 Vol.19 No.1, pp.84 - 98

Received: 03 Jun 2015
Accepted: 28 Jun 2016

Published online: 05 Jun 2017 *

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