Degree-energy-based local random routing strategies for sensor networks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-262
Journal / PublicationCommunications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
Issue number1
Online published9 May 2014
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015


This paper proposes several comparable degree-energy-based local random routing strategies for wireless sensor networks and reports a detailed numerical study of the new strategies. Specifically, energy consumption and lifetime efficiency of sensor networks are investigated for five different structural topologies and five different routing methods under the degree-energy-awareness principle, regarding their performances and costs. The new findings could provide some references and guidelines for designing more efficient sensor networks under various conditions for future applications. Based on these findings, a few rules of thumb for the design of more energy-efficient sensor networks are suggested. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

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  • Data routing, Energy consumption, Network lifetime, Random-walk betweenness, Sensor network