Sensors 2012, 12(4), 3964-3996; doi:10.3390/s120403964
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Overview of Data Routing Approaches for Wireless Sensor Networks

Received: 13 February 2012; in revised form: 12 March 2012 / Accepted: 16 March 2012 / Published: 27 March 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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Abstract: Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in deploying large populations of microsensors that collaborate in a distributed manner to gather and process sensory data and deliver them to a sink node through wireless communications systems. Currently, there is a lot of interest in data routing for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) due to their unique challenges compared to conventional routing in wired networks. In WSNs, each data routing approach follows a specific goal (goals) according to the application. Although the general goal of every data routing approach in WSNs is to extend the network lifetime and every approach should be aware of the energy level of the nodes, data routing approaches may focus on one (or some) specific goal(s) depending on the application. Thus, existing approaches can be categorized according to their routing goals. In this paper, the main goals of data routing approaches in sensor networks are described. Then, the best known and most recent data routing approaches in WSNs are classified and studied according to their specific goals.
Keywords: Wireless Sensor Networks; data routing; energy; fault-tolerance; delay
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Anisi, M.H.; Abdullah, A.H.; Razak, S.A.; Ngadi, M.A. Overview of Data Routing Approaches for Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2012, 12, 3964-3996.

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Anisi MH, Abdullah AH, Razak SA, Ngadi MA. Overview of Data Routing Approaches for Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors. 2012; 12(4):3964-3996.

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Anisi, Mohammad Hossein; Abdullah, Abdul Hanan; Razak, Shukor Abd; Ngadi, Md. Asri. 2012. "Overview of Data Routing Approaches for Wireless Sensor Networks." Sensors 12, no. 4: 3964-3996.

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