Acta Metallurgica Sinica(English letters) ›› 2007, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (4): 13-21.doi: 1005-8885 (2007) 04-0013-09

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Energy equalizing routing for fast data gathering in wireless sensor networks

ZHENG Jie; GUO Shu-jie; QU Yu-gui; ZHAO Bao-hua   

  1. Department of Electronic Engineering and Information Science, University of Science and Technology of China
  • Received:2007-01-17 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-12-24
  • Contact: ZHAO Bao-hua


Energy saving and fast responding of data gathering are two crucial factors for the performance of wireless sensor networks. A dynamic tree based energy equalizing routing scheme (DTEER) was proposed to make an effort to gather data along with low energy consumption and low time delay. DTEER introduces a dynamic multi-hop route selecting scheme based on weight-value and height-value to form a dynamic tree and a mechanism similar to token passing to elect the root of the tree. DTEER can simply and rapidly organize all the nodes with low overhead and is robust enough to the topology changes. When compared with power-efficient gathering in sensor information systems (PEGASIS) and the hybrid, energy- efficient, distributed clustering approach (HEED), the simulation results show that DTEER achieves its intention of consuming less energy, equalizing the energy consumption of all the nodes, alleviating the data gathering delay, as well as extending the network lifetime perfectly.

Key words:

wireless sensor networks; energy equalizing; dynamic tree; fast data gathering; delay