Termite-hill: Routing towards a mobile sink for improving network lifetime in Wireless Sensor Networks

A. M. Zungeru*, Li Minn Ang, Kah Phooi Seng

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Abstract

Improving network lifetime and reliability are the fundamental challenges in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). The main issue in events sensing and relaying in WSN is the formation of energy-holes near the sink. Nodes near the sink are more likely to use up their energy because they have to forward all the traffic generated by the nodes farther away to the sink. In this end, we proposed a routing algorithm termed Termite-hill that support sink mobility. The main objective of our proposed algorithm is to efficiently relay all the traffic destined for the sink and improve the network lifetime. The performance of our proposed algorithm was tested on static and mobile sink scenarios with varying speed, and compared with other state-of-the-art routing algorithms in WSN. The results of our extensive experiments on RMASE demonstrated that our proposed routing algorithm was able to balanced the network traffic, and prolong the network lifetime.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Systems Modelling and Simulation, ISMS 2012
Pages622-627
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Intelligent Systems Modelling and Simulation, ISMS 2012 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 8 Feb 201210 Feb 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Systems Modelling and Simulation, ISMS 2012

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Intelligent Systems Modelling and Simulation, ISMS 2012
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKota Kinabalu
Period8/02/1210/02/12

Keywords

  • Network lifetime
  • Routing algorithm
  • Sink mobility
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Termite-hill
  • Wireless sensor network

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