DTARP: A Dynamic Traffic Aware Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

Schärer, Jakob; Zhao, Zhongliang; Braun, Torsten (4 November 2018). DTARP: A Dynamic Traffic Aware Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks. In: 7th International Workshop on Real-World Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (RealWSN’18), in conjunction with ACM SenSys 2018. Shenzhen, China. 4.11.2018. 10.1145/3277883.3277885

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The challenge of efficient point-to-point communication in meshed Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (WSANs) can be addressed by Software Defined Networking (SDN). In contrast to the traditional routing protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)
that use distributed local information for routing decisions, SDN based routing protocols can access global topology information for routing decisions. The global topology information enables more efficient routing decisions. Accordingly, this paper proposes the
SDN based innovative Dynamic Traffic Aware Routing Protocol (DTARP) that uses up-to-date traffic information from the WSAN and topology metrics from graph theory to increase the overall energy efficiency of the WSAN and to avoid traffic congestion in the network. The proposed routing algorithm has been prototyped and compared to other routing algorithms. The evaluation shows a clear advantage of SDN-based routing for peer-to-peer IoT communication.

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08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Communication and Distributed Systems (CDS)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)

UniBE Contributor:

Schärer, Jakob, Zhao, Zhongliang, Braun, Torsten


000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
500 Science > 510 Mathematics




Dimitrios Xenakis

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14 Sep 2018 16:23

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05 Dec 2022 15:18

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