An energy-efficient routing scheme by using GPS information for wireless sensor networks

Kang Byungseok, and  Hyunseung Choo

International Journal of Sensor Networks, January 20, 2018


A wireless sensor network (WSN) (or IoT network) is a collection of distributed nodes. These nodes gather data from various sensors and relay that information to a central point through a wireless network. Therefore, the data can be aggregated and have something useful done with it. These types of networks deal primarily with the transmission of small amounts of data that needs to be sent very efficiently. In this paper, we propose an energy-efficient routing algorithm based on the global positioning system (GPS) information. Proposed scheme track the destination’s location based on the beacon messages of the main route nodes. Through the experiments, proposed scheme shows improvements in the data packet delivery ratio and reduces the amount of routing control message overhead compared with existing routing protocols such as energy-efficient ant-based routing algorithm (EEABR) and ladder diffusion.

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