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

Research Article

An Energy-Efficient Localization-Based Geographic Routing Protocol for Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-90802-1_32,
        author={Kun Hao and Haifeng Shen and Yonglei Liu and Beibei Wang},
        title={An Energy-Efficient Localization-Based Geographic Routing Protocol for Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks},
        proceedings={Wireless Internet. 10th International Conference, WiCON 2017, Tianjin, China, December 16-17, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={WICON},
        year={2018},
        month={5},
        keywords={Underwater acoustic sensor networks Localization Geographic routing Energy consumption},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-90802-1_32}
    }
    
  • Kun Hao
    Haifeng Shen
    Yonglei Liu
    Beibei Wang
    Year: 2018
    An Energy-Efficient Localization-Based Geographic Routing Protocol for Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks
    WICON
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-90802-1_32
Kun Hao1,*, Haifeng Shen2,*, Yonglei Liu3,*, Beibei Wang1,*
  • 1: Tianjin ChengJian University
  • 2: Flinders University
  • 3: Tianjin University
*Contact email: Kunhao@tcu.edu.cn, haifeng.shen@flinders.edu.au, sanxiong_1@163.com, wbbking@163.com

Abstract

An efficient routing protocol for data packet delivery is crucial to underwater sensor networks (UWSNs). However, design of such a protocol is a challenging task due to the characteristics of the acoustic channel used for communication by UWSNs. In this paper, we present a novel energy-efficient localization-based geographic routing protocol EEL, which uses location information and residual energy of sensor nodes to greedily forward data packets to sink nodes. EEL periodically updates the location information of nodes in an UWSN and effectively adapt to the dynamic topological changes of the network. Simulation results show that EEL can effectively locate the nodes and significantly improve the packet delivery ratio and reduce the energy consumption in a routing process.