Research on Improvement of Self-Selective Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Volume-71 Issue-2
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Chi-Chang Chen, Jung-Hung Ko
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V71I2P111

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Chi-Chang Chen, Jung-Hung Ko, "Research on Improvement of Self-Selective Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks," International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 68-77, 2023. Crossref,

This article focuses on the improvement of Self-Selective Routing (SSR) protocol in wireless sensor network routing. In SSR, when two points want to transmit data to each other, the source point does not need to select and record the path as the transmission but only needs to record the hop count information on the transmitted packet. When the source point wants to send a message to the destination, it uses the established hop count to send a broadcast message to the nearby node closest to the target to be responsible for transmitting. This intermediary node is chosen arbitrarily and is responsible for transmitting the message by the quickest responding sensing node. This process is repeated until the packet reaches its destination. This article aims to improve the flooding method used during the initial search for the target point in the SSR protocol. We observed that under the SSR protocol, if the sensing nodes are evenly deployed in the sensing area, the actual path used when transmitting a message between two points is close to the straight line near these two points, and other remote area nodes are not used. Therefore, we need to limit the scope of flooding in the initial stage. Our method is to create zones for all nodes in the network and use the zones to limit the transmission range of flooding to exclude unnecessary nodes in the block from receiving and transmitting messages to conserve energy.

Self-Selective Routing, Flooding mechanism, Wireless Sensor Network, Routing protocol.


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