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Sensors 2015, 15(2), 2473-2495; doi:10.3390/s150202473

Energy Efficient Strategy for Throughput Improvement in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Department of Computer Science, Bahria University Islamabad, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
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King Saud University, P.O. Box 92144, Riyadh 11543, Saudi Arabia
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Received: 22 September 2014 / Revised: 11 November 2014 / Accepted: 13 January 2015 / Published: 23 January 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensor Computing for Mobile Security and Big Data Analytics)
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Abstract

Network lifetime and throughput are one of the prime concerns while designing routing protocols for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). However, most of the existing schemes are either geared towards prolonging network lifetime or improving throughput. This paper presents an energy efficient routing scheme for throughput improvement in WSN. The proposed scheme exploits multilayer cluster design for energy efficient forwarding node selection, cluster heads rotation and both inter- and intra-cluster routing. To improve throughput, we rotate the role of cluster head among various nodes based on two threshold levels which reduces the number of dropped packets. We conducted simulations in the NS2 simulator to validate the performance of the proposed scheme. Simulation results demonstrate the performance efficiency of the proposed scheme in terms of various metrics compared to similar approaches published in the literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless sensor networks; network lifetime; clustering; energy-aware routing; throughput maximization wireless sensor networks; network lifetime; clustering; energy-aware routing; throughput maximization
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Jabbar, S.; Minhas, A.A.; Imran, M.; Khalid, S.; Saleem, K. Energy Efficient Strategy for Throughput Improvement in Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2015, 15, 2473-2495.

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