Next Article in Journal
Remote Sensing and Skywave Digital Communication from Antarctica
Previous Article in Journal
Registration Combining Wide and Narrow Baseline Feature Tracking Techniques for Markerless AR Systems
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Sensors 2009, 9(12), 10117-10135;

Multi-Hop Routing Mechanism for Reliable Sensor Computing

Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan
Department of Information Management, Naval Academy, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 30 October 2009 / Revised: 18 November 2009 / Accepted: 3 December 2009 / Published: 11 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Section Chemical Sensors)
Full-Text   |   PDF [945 KB, uploaded 21 June 2014]


Current research on routing in wireless sensor computing concentrates on increasing the service lifetime, enabling scalability for large number of sensors and supporting fault tolerance for battery exhaustion and broken nodes. A sensor node is naturally exposed to various sources of unreliable communication channels and node failures. Sensor nodes have many failure modes, and each failure degrades the network performance. This work develops a novel mechanism, called Reliable Routing Mechanism (RRM), based on a hybrid cluster-based routing protocol to specify the best reliable routing path for sensor computing. Table-driven intra-cluster routing and on-demand inter-cluster routing are combined by changing the relationship between clusters for sensor computing. Applying a reliable routing mechanism in sensor computing can improve routing reliability, maintain low packet loss, minimize management overhead and save energy consumption. Simulation results indicate that the reliability of the proposed RRM mechanism is around 25% higher than that of the Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) and Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector routing (AODV) mechanisms. View Full-Text
Keywords: reliability; sensor computing; cluster mechanism; routing algorithm; service lifetime reliability; sensor computing; cluster mechanism; routing algorithm; service lifetime
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Supplementary material


Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Chen, J.-L.; Ma, Y.-W.; Lai, C.-P.; Hu, C.-C.; Huang, Y.-M. Multi-Hop Routing Mechanism for Reliable Sensor Computing. Sensors 2009, 9, 10117-10135.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top