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LQER: A Link Quality Estimation based Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks
State Key of Industrial Control Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R.China
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Received: 11 January 2008 / Accepted: 11 February 2008 / Published: 15 February 2008
Abstract: Routing protocols are crucial to self-organize wireless sensor networks (WSNs),which have been widely studied in recent years. For some specific applications, both energyaware and reliable data transmission need to be considered together. Historical link statusshould be captured and taken into account in making data forwarding decisions to achievethe data reliability and energy efficiency tradeoff. In this paper, a dynamic window concept(m, k) is presented to record the link historical information and a link quality estimation basedrouting protocol (LQER) are proposed, which integrates the approach of minimum hop fieldand (m, k). The performance of LQER is evaluated by extensive simulation experiments to bemore energy-aware, with lower loss rate and better scalability than MHFR  and MCR .Thus the WSNs with LQER get longer lifetime of networks and better link quality.
Keywords: Wireless Sensor Networks; Energy Efficiency; Dynamic Window (m; k); Link Quality Estimation; Scalability
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Chen, J.; Lin, R.; Li, Y.; Sun, Y. LQER: A Link Quality Estimation based Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2008, 8, 1025-1038.
Chen J, Lin R, Li Y, Sun Y. LQER: A Link Quality Estimation based Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors. 2008; 8(2):1025-1038.
Chen, Jiming; Lin, Ruizhong; Li, Yanjun; Sun, Youxian. 2008. "LQER: A Link Quality Estimation based Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks." Sensors 8, no. 2: 1025-1038.