Performance Evaluation of Mobile Ad Hoc Routing Protocols on Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring

Mabrouka Abuhmida, Kapilan Radhakrishnan, Ian Wells
2015 2015 17th UKSim-AMSS International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (UKSim)  
The birth of the Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) was motivated by military applications such as battlefield up until the industrial and civilian applications started to take advantage of the technology in many areas including environmental monitoring. In this paper, performance evaluation of different Mobile ad-hoc routing protocols implemented in WSN has been carried out for environmental monitoring scenario. When this type of application is considered, longer network life and low latency are
more » ... primary factors for successful system operation. The network is assumed to be floating on the surface of a small lake, with one base station connected to a wireless wide area network, receiving the sensor measurements. All other nodes are identical and they each have the same sensing, computation and communication capabilities. The study focused on the impact of rapid mobility caused by the surface movements. The performance metrics used in study are average jitter, average delay and packet Energy consumption in transmission and reception mode. Ultimately AODV has performed better as a MANET routing protocol in a WSN when high mobility and dynamic topologies are introduced. This leads to understand that despite the limitations of WSN, MANET routing protocols can perform yet better than WSN routing protocols in mobile environments.
doi:10.1109/uksim.2015.60 dblp:conf/uksim/AbuhmidaRW15 fatcat:4og642azkrhpxpjxhgryh7gkx4