A comparative analysis of energy-aware routing protocols in wireless sensor networks

Mohsin Raza*, Ghufran Ahmed, Noor M. Khan, M. Awais, Qasim Badar

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Abstract

This paper presents the implementation of two routing protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs): GRACE (GRAdient Cost Establishment for Energy Aware routing) and GRAB (GRAdient Broadcasting) along with their comparative analysis using Sun SPOT sensor nodes, developed by Sun Microsystems. The performance of both the routing protocols is evaluated on the basis of various performance metrics including network lifetime, throughput and network energy etc. However in papers where these routing protocols presented, practical limitations of wireless sensor nodes were ignored. The communication of sensor nodes is established using multiple communication channels for proper implementation of both the routing protocols, GRACE and GRAB. The experimental results show that GRACE outperforms GRAB in enhancing the network lifetime, while the throughput of GRAB is better than that of GRACE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICICT 2011 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies
Pages43-47
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies, ICICT 2011 - Karachi, Pakistan
Duration: 23 Jul 201124 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameICICT 2011 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies, ICICT 2011
CountryPakistan
CityKarachi
Period23/07/1124/07/11

Keywords

  • Wireless Sensor Network

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    Raza, M., Ahmed, G., Khan, N. M., Awais, M., & Badar, Q. (2011). A comparative analysis of energy-aware routing protocols in wireless sensor networks. In ICICT 2011 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies (pp. 43-47). [5983546] (ICICT 2011 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICICT.2011.5983546