DESIGNING A MAINTENANCE FREE MULTI-CHANNEL WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK PROTOCOL

Nur Syazwani Ghazali, Sabariah Baharun, A. K. M. Muzahidul Islam, Koichi Wada

Abstract


Wireless sensors are low powered device that is scattered to monitor its surroundings. These energy-constrained devices are usually constructed in a hierarchical structured manner where after sometime some of the nodes may deplete energy resulting disruption of the routing topology in a wireless sensor network. A faulty parent node may cause the reconstruction of the network’s routing topology if a maintenance solution is not provided to the protocol. Thus this study focuses on the maintenance free environment for a multi-channel wireless sensor network. A tree-based solution is proposed for the multi-channel protocol and a route diversion is proposed for the maintenance solution. The multi-channel characteristics is used as a tool to determine the route diversion of the children node. A simulation is built to compare the proposed protocol with existing tree-based multi-channel protocol. The result of the proposed protocol shows an improvement to the packet delivery rate by 15%. 


Keywords


Wireless sensor network, multi-channel protocol, adaptive routing

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11113/jt.v80.6298

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