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Algorithms 2009, 2(1), 158-182; doi:10.3390/a2010158
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A Survey on Position-Based Routing Algorithms in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Received: 29 October 2008; in revised form: 17 December 2008 / Accepted: 29 January 2009 / Published: 9 February 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensor Algorithms)
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Abstract: Wireless sensor networks (WSN) have attracted much attention in recent years for its unique characteristics and wide use in many different applications. Routing protocol is one of key technologies in WSN. In this paper, the position-based routing protocols are surveyed and classified into four categories: flooding-based, curve-based, grid-based and ant algorithm-based intelligent. To each category, the main contribution of related routing protocols is shown including the relationship among the routing protocols. The different routing algorithms in the same category and the different categories are compared based on popular metrics. Moreover, some open research directions in WSN are also discussed.
Keywords: wireless sensor network; routing; position; flooding; curve; grid; intelligence wireless sensor network; routing; position; flooding; curve; grid; intelligence
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MDPI and ACS Style

Jin, Z.; Jian-Ping, Y.; Si-Wang, Z.; Ya-Ping, L.; Guang, L. A Survey on Position-Based Routing Algorithms in Wireless Sensor Networks. Algorithms 2009, 2, 158-182.

AMA Style

Jin Z, Jian-Ping Y, Si-Wang Z, Ya-Ping L, Guang L. A Survey on Position-Based Routing Algorithms in Wireless Sensor Networks. Algorithms. 2009; 2(1):158-182.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Jin, Zhang; Jian-Ping, Yu; Si-Wang, Zhou; Ya-Ping, Lin; Guang, Li. 2009. "A Survey on Position-Based Routing Algorithms in Wireless Sensor Networks." Algorithms 2, no. 1: 158-182.

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