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J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2017, 6(4), 23; doi:10.3390/jsan6040023

ABORt: Acknowledgement-Based Opportunistic Routing Protocol for High Data Rate Multichannel WSNs

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University Clermont Auvergne, 49 Boulevard François Mitterrand, BP 10448, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
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CNRS, UMR 6158, Campus des Cézeaux, LIMOS, F-63173 Aubière, France
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Received: 17 August 2017 / Revised: 2 October 2017 / Accepted: 7 October 2017 / Published: 13 October 2017
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The ease of deployment and the auto-configuration capabilities of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) make them very attractive in different domains like environmental, home automation or heath care applications. The use of multichannel communications in WSNs helps to improve the overall performance of the network. However, in heavy traffic scenarios, routing protocols should be adapted to allow load balancing and to avoid losing data packets due to congestion and queue overflow. In this paper, we present an Acknowledgement-Based Opportunistic Routing (ABORt) protocol designed for high data rate multichannel WSNs. It is a low overhead protocol that does not rely on synchronization for control traffic exchange during the operational phase of the network. ABORt is an opportunistic protocol that relies on link layer acknowledgements to disseminate routing metrics, which helps to reduce overhead. The performance of ABORt is evaluated using the Cooja simulator and the obtained results show that ABORt has a high packet delivery ratio with reduced packet end-to-end delay compared to two single channel routing protocols and two multichannel routing protocols that use number of hops and expected transmission count as routing metrics. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless sensor networks; multichannel routing; queueing delay; acknowledgement; synchronization wireless sensor networks; multichannel routing; queueing delay; acknowledgement; synchronization
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Tall, H.; Chalhoub, G. ABORt: Acknowledgement-Based Opportunistic Routing Protocol for High Data Rate Multichannel WSNs. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2017, 6, 23.

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