Cluster-based forwarding for reliable end-to-end delivery in wireless sensor networks

Qing Cao, Tarek Abdelzaher, Tian He, Robin Kravets

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Abstract

Providing efficient and reliable communication in wireless sensor networks is a challenging problem. To recover from corrupted packets, previous approaches have tried to use retransmissions and FEC mechanisms. The energy efficiency of these mechanisms, however, is very sensitive to unreliable links. In this paper, we present cluster-based forwarding, where each node forms a cluster such that any node in the next-hop's cluster can take forwarding responsibility. This architecture, designed specifically for wireless sensor networks, achieves better energyefficiency by reducing retransmissions. Cluster-based forwarding is not a routing protocol. Rather, it is designed as an extension layer that can augment existing routing protocols. Using simulations, we demonstrate that cluster-based forwarding is effective in improving both end-to-end energy efficiency and latency of current routing protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM 2007
Subtitle of host publication26th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
Pages1928-1936
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 4 2007
EventIEEE INFOCOM 2007: 26th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: May 6 2007May 12 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Other

OtherIEEE INFOCOM 2007: 26th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK
Period5/6/075/12/07

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    Cao, Q., Abdelzaher, T., He, T., & Kravets, R. (2007). Cluster-based forwarding for reliable end-to-end delivery in wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM 2007: 26th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (pp. 1928-1936). [4215806] (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM). https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2007.224