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|Title: ||PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK ROUTING PROTOCOLS FOR CRITICAL CONDITION MONITORING APPLICATIONS|
|Authors: ||GEZAHEGN, GELETA|
|Advisors: ||Dr. MANOJ V.N.V|
|Copyright: ||2007 |
|Date Added: ||18-Oct-2008 |
|Publisher: ||Addis Ababa University|
|Abstract: ||Sensor networks are increasingly being deployed, either randomly or manually, for monitoring of
physical environments subjected to different applications such as medical, military, agriculture,
industry, transport etc. One of the most important applications of a wireless sensor network is
critical conditions monitoring. In cases like critical condition monitoring application, it is
important that information can be sensed from the physical environment, where the sensor
network is deployed, while the emergency state is in progress.
For critical conditions such as fire, leaking of toxic gases and explosions, the system must be fast
enough to respond for foreseen events (targets) with in a fraction of seconds. A great challenge
to these networks is to provide a fast, reliable, and fault tolerant channel for events diffusion
even in the presence of emergency conditions that can lead to node failures and path disruption,
like dust, fire etc, to the sink that receives those events.
The main aim of this thesis work is to discuss in detail and evaluate the performance of different
routing protocols selected from wireless sensor network (WSN) and mobile ad hoc network
(MANET) for critical conditions monitoring applications with the help of important metrics.
The result shows that multi-path and multi-speed (MMSPEED) routing protocol has a very good
performance of events delivery with in a short end-to-end delay and high ratio of packet delivery
by creating a reliable path for packets reaching to the destination in case of critical conditions
monitoring applications with the limitation of moderate power dissipation when compared to
other routing protocols.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa
University in partial fulfillment of the Degree of Masters of Science in
|Appears in:||Thesis - Computer Engineering |
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