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Sensors 2017, 17(7), 1587;

Routing in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks: A Leader-Based Approach

University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Barrio Sarriena, s/n, 48940 Leioa, Vizcaya, Spain
Wimbi Technologies S.L., 20015 Donostia, Spain
This paper is an extended version of our paper published in Burgos, U.; Gómez-Calzado, C.; Lafuente, A. Leader-Based Routing in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence, UCAmI 2016, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria, Spain, November 29–December 2, 2016, Proceedings, Part II; García, C.R., Caballero-Gil, P., Burmester, M., Quesada-Arencibia, A., Eds.; Springer: Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany, 2016; Volume 10070, pp. 218–229.
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Received: 26 May 2017 / Revised: 30 June 2017 / Accepted: 3 July 2017 / Published: 7 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from UCAmI 2016)
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This paper presents a leader-based approach to routing in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks (MWSN). Using local information from neighbour nodes, a leader election mechanism maintains a spanning tree in order to provide the necessary adaptations for efficient routing upon the connectivity changes resulting from the mobility of sensors or sink nodes. We present two protocols following the leader election approach, which have been implemented using Castalia and OMNeT++. The protocols have been evaluated, besides other reference MWSN routing protocols, to analyse the impact of network size and node velocity on performance, which has demonstrated the validity of our approach. View Full-Text
Keywords: mobile wireless sensor networks; routing; leader election mobile wireless sensor networks; routing; leader election

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Burgos, U.; Amozarrain, U.; Gómez-Calzado, C.; Lafuente, A. Routing in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks: A Leader-Based Approach. Sensors 2017, 17, 1587.

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