Wireless Internet. 10th International Conference, WiCON 2017, Tianjin, China, December 16-17, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

A New Distributed Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Sinks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-90802-1_13,
        author={Hengyi Wen and Zheng Yao and Huiqiang Lian and Baoxian Zhang},
        title={A New Distributed Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Sinks},
        proceedings={Wireless Internet. 10th International Conference, WiCON 2017, Tianjin, China, December 16-17, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={WICON},
        year={2018},
        month={5},
        keywords={Routing protocol Wireless sensor networks Mobile sinks},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-90802-1_13}
    }
    
  • Hengyi Wen
    Zheng Yao
    Huiqiang Lian
    Baoxian Zhang
    Year: 2018
    A New Distributed Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Sinks
    WICON
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-90802-1_13
Hengyi Wen1,*, Zheng Yao1,*, Huiqiang Lian,*, Baoxian Zhang1,*
  • 1: University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
*Contact email: wenhengyi15@mails.ucas.ac.cn, yaozheng@ucas.ac.cn, lianhuiqiang15@mails.ucas.ac.cn, bxzhang@ucas.ac.cn

Abstract

Mobile sinks have been widely used for data gathering in mobile-enabled wireless sensor networks (mWSNs). However, the frequent network topology dynamics caused by sink mobility in mWSNs may cause excessive protocol overhead for route discovery and maintenance and therefore routing performance degradation. In this paper, we design a new distributed routing protocol for achieving high routing performance in such networks. The designed routing protocol works in a reactive way for route learning/updating and it combines trail based forwarding and data-driven route learning/updating for improved performance as sink(s) move in the network. We present detailed design description of the new protocol. Simulation results show that our protocol can achieve high packet delivery ratio performance with low protocol overhead.