An efficient multi-carrier position-based packet forwarding protocol for wireless sensor networks

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/562047
Title:
An efficient multi-carrier position-based packet forwarding protocol for wireless sensor networks
Authors:
Bader, Ahmed; Abed-Meraim, Karim; Alouini, Mohamed-Slim ( 0000-0003-4827-1793 )
Abstract:
Beaconless position-based forwarding protocols have recently evolved as a promising solution for packet forwarding in wireless sensor networks. However, as the node density grows, the overhead incurred in the process of relay selection grows significantly. As such, end-to-end performance in terms of energy and latency is adversely impacted. With the motivation of developing a packet forwarding mechanism that is tolerant to variation in node density, an alternative position-based protocol is proposed in this paper. In contrast to existing beaconless protocols, the proposed protocol is designed such that it eliminates the need for potential relays to undergo a relay selection process. Rather, any eligible relay may decide to forward the packet ahead, thus significantly reducing the underlying overhead. The operation of the proposed protocol is empowered by exploiting favorable features of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) at the physical layer. The end-to-end performance of the proposed protocol is evaluated against existing beaconless position-based protocols analytically and as well by means of simulations. The proposed protocol is demonstrated in this paper to be more efficient. In particular, it is shown that for the same amount of energy the proposed protocol transports one bit from source to destination much quicker. © 2012 IEEE.
KAUST Department:
Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Communication Theory Lab
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Journal:
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue Date:
Jan-2012
DOI:
10.1109/TWC.2011.120911.110674
Type:
Article
ISSN:
15361276
Sponsors:
This work was supported by Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation) and by King Abdullah University of Sciences and Technology.
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Electrical Engineering Program; Communication Theory Lab; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBader, Ahmeden
dc.contributor.authorAbed-Meraim, Karimen
dc.contributor.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T09:43:33Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T09:43:33Zen
dc.date.issued2012-01en
dc.identifier.issn15361276en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/TWC.2011.120911.110674en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562047en
dc.description.abstractBeaconless position-based forwarding protocols have recently evolved as a promising solution for packet forwarding in wireless sensor networks. However, as the node density grows, the overhead incurred in the process of relay selection grows significantly. As such, end-to-end performance in terms of energy and latency is adversely impacted. With the motivation of developing a packet forwarding mechanism that is tolerant to variation in node density, an alternative position-based protocol is proposed in this paper. In contrast to existing beaconless protocols, the proposed protocol is designed such that it eliminates the need for potential relays to undergo a relay selection process. Rather, any eligible relay may decide to forward the packet ahead, thus significantly reducing the underlying overhead. The operation of the proposed protocol is empowered by exploiting favorable features of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) at the physical layer. The end-to-end performance of the proposed protocol is evaluated against existing beaconless position-based protocols analytically and as well by means of simulations. The proposed protocol is demonstrated in this paper to be more efficient. In particular, it is shown that for the same amount of energy the proposed protocol transports one bit from source to destination much quicker. © 2012 IEEE.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation) and by King Abdullah University of Sciences and Technology.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineersen
dc.subjectend-to-end performanceen
dc.subjectmulti-carrieren
dc.subjectOFDMen
dc.subjectposition-based forwardingen
dc.subjectWireless sensor networksen
dc.titleAn efficient multi-carrier position-based packet forwarding protocol for wireless sensor networksen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentCommunication Theory Laben
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communicationsen
dc.contributor.institutionTelecom ParisTech, 37 rue Dareau, 75014 Paris, Franceen
kaust.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
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