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Sensors 2010, 10(10), 8920-8937; doi:10.3390/s101008920
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ZERO: Probabilistic Routing for Deploy and Forget Wireless Sensor Networks

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Received: 10 August 2010; in revised form: 18 September 2010 / Accepted: 20 September 2010 / Published: 29 September 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract: As Wireless Sensor Networks are being adopted by industry and agriculture for large-scale and unattended deployments, the need for reliable and energy-conservative protocols become critical. Physical and Link layer efforts for energy conservation are not mostly considered by routing protocols that put their efforts on maintaining reliability and throughput. Gradient-based routing protocols route data through most reliable links aiming to ensure 99% packet delivery. However, they suffer from the so-called ”hot spot” problem. Most reliable routes waste their energy fast, thus partitioning the network and reducing the area monitored. To cope with this ”hot spot” problem we propose ZERO a combined approach at Network and Link layers to increase network lifespan while conserving reliability levels by means of probabilistic load balancing techniques.
Keywords: energy efficiency; probabilistic routing; collection-tree-protocol; gradient routing; wireless sensor networks; agriculture and industry energy efficiency; probabilistic routing; collection-tree-protocol; gradient routing; wireless sensor networks; agriculture and industry
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Vilajosana, X.; Llosa, J.; Pacho, J.C.; Vilajosana, I.; Juan, A.A.; Vicario, J.L.; Morell, A. ZERO: Probabilistic Routing for Deploy and Forget Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2010, 10, 8920-8937.

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Vilajosana X, Llosa J, Pacho JC, Vilajosana I, Juan AA, Vicario JL, Morell A. ZERO: Probabilistic Routing for Deploy and Forget Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors. 2010; 10(10):8920-8937.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Vilajosana, Xavier; Llosa, Jordi; Pacho, Jose Carlos; Vilajosana, Ignasi; Juan, Angel A.; Vicario, Jose Lopez; Morell, Antoni. 2010. "ZERO: Probabilistic Routing for Deploy and Forget Wireless Sensor Networks." Sensors 10, no. 10: 8920-8937.


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