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Statistical performance analysis of address-centric routing versus data-centric directed diffusion approach in wireless sensor networks
Author(s): Yasser M. Mourtada; Stephen B. Wicker; Mitchell D. Swanson
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Paper Abstract

Data-centric protocols have been proposed as an alternative to traditional address-centric protocols for sensor networks mainly due to their inherent redundancy of data traffic. In this paper, we compare the performance of a data-centric Directed Diffusion based approach to that of a traditional address-centric routing protocol in a target tracking sensor network. We show that the data-centric approach provides significant improvement in certain metrics directly related to performance at the application level. We also examine some mobility issues related to the data-centric approach, and describe approaches to deal with them.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5101, Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Systems III, (22 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.485676
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Yasser M. Mourtada, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Stephen B. Wicker, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Mitchell D. Swanson, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5101:
Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Systems III
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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