An energy-efficient routing protocol in underwater sensor networks

Chun Hao Yang, Kuo-Feng Ssu

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Abstract

Wireless sensor networks can improve the efficiency for collecting information in underwater environments. In the past, researchers collected data under the sea by the way of both sending oceanographic equipments into water and recovering it at the end of mission. The whole process often took long time so real-time services cannot be supported. Wireless sensor networks can detect events and transmit the collected data to a data center immediately. However, current terrestrial routing protocols are not suitable in the underwater sensor networks. Due to unique characteristics in the water, the transmission performance and energy of the routing protocols are inefficient. This paper develops an energy-efficient routing protocol in underwater sensor networks. The protocol is designed to reduce the number of packets transferring in the network, and also decreases the needed energy consumption. The protocol has been evaluated using Network Simulator 2 (NS-2). The results show that the number of reduced packets is considerable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2008
Pages114-118
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event3rd International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2008 - Tainan, Taiwan
Duration: 2008 Nov 302008 Dec 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2008

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2008
CountryTaiwan
CityTainan
Period08-11-3008-12-03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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