Title: An eccentricity-based data routing protocol for 3D wireless sensor networks

Authors: A.S.M. Sanwar Hosen; Gi Hwan Cho

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chonbuk National University, 567 Baekje Road, Jeonju, 54896, South Korea ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chonbuk National University, 567 Baekje Road, Jeonju, 54896, South Korea

Abstract: Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are facing many challenges due to the limited resources. Thus, routing cost minimisation is one of the major issues in order to design a feasible network topology. This paper presents a simple and efficient data routing protocol of constructing three-dimensional (3D) WSN. It points to minimise the routing cost which includes the data gathering from deployed sensor nodes and the data forwarding to the sink(s). For this, the network is divided into 3D subspaces, and a routing centroid (RC) node is elected in the eccentricity region from any node in a subspace. In data forwarding, it selects an intermediate node in such a way that minimises the number of hops towards the sink. The simulation results show that, with benefit of RC node concept, our scheme can significantly reduce the overall data routing cost and then results in prolonging the network lifetime of a 3D WSN.

Keywords: WSN; wireless sensor network; 3D space; three-dimensional space; space diagonal length; eccentricity; data routing cost; routing centroid node; data routing; network lifetime.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2016.10001278

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2017 Vol.24 No.4, pp.230 - 241

Received: 21 Aug 2015
Accepted: 06 May 2016

Published online: 21 Aug 2017 *

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