Publication
CIT 2014
Conference paper

An energy aware heuristic-based routing protocol in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) consist of small nodes equipped with sensing, data processing and radio transmission units. A number of clustering, routing, power management and data aggregation protocols are specially designed for WSNs where energy awareness is an essential design issue. Due to the resource constrained nature of sensor nodes, innovative techniques are required to extend the network lifetime in WSNs. This paper proposes an energy efficient routing protocol to find the forwarding path between source and destination node using heuristic function and A∗ search algorithm. Simulation results with OMNET++ show that our proposed protocol is efficient in terms of network lifetime, total energy dissipation and message throughput.

Date

23 Dec 2014

Publication

CIT 2014