Source-initiated geographical data flow for wireless ad hoc and sensor networks

Soyturk M., Altilar T.

8th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, Florida, United States Of America, 4 - 05 December 2006, pp.238-239 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/wamicon.2006.351964
  • City: Florida
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.238-239
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A. novel source-initiated geographical data flow technique, called Stateless Weighted Routing (SWR), is presented in this paper. Nodes keep only their own virtual geographical position and require no local topological information. Each node calculates the weight of its own. Initially, this value is its relative distance to the sink. Each node decides to retransmit or to drop the packet received by comparing its own weight to the weight of the sender and the weight of the sink, i.e, destination, which are contained in the received packet. The comparison actually provides the mean for stateless routing. A lthough the weight parameter includes only the distance information for the time being, it may also include QoS (Quality of Service) parameters such as the energy left at the node. QoS will definitely help to increase the lifetime of the system. Having hod the feature of being stateless, the technique is made free from the use of excessive Communications to handle the routing tables. The STVR provides braided-paths if not multi-paths, naturally which is essential to improve reliability and to serve for the time-critical data. The use of thresholds in retransmissions provides the system with a flexible and energy-efficient dataflow. Moreover, to the best of our knowledge, the SWR is known to be the first stateless routing technique running independent of the MAC-layer underneath.