Acta Metallurgica Sinica(English letters) ›› 2009, Vol. 16 ›› Issue (1): 16-21.doi: 10.1016/S1005-8885(08)60171-5

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MiniTE: data acquisition routing for wireless sensor networks

LI Wen-feng, WANG Ru-chuan, SUN Li-juan   

  1. Department of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 21003, China
  • Received:1900-01-01 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-02-26
  • Contact: WANG Ru-chuan


Routing is one of the most important supporting parts in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) application that directly affects the application efficiency. Routing time and energy consumption are two major factors used to evaluate WSNs routing. This article proposes a minimum routing time and energy consumption (MiniTE) routing, which can ensure feasibility of the routing protocol both in routing time and energy consumption. Based on the MiniTE, WSNs can be partitioned into different regions according to the received signal strength indication (RSSI). Messages are sent by nodes in the region to their parent node and again up to their parent node until finally to the sink node. Theoretic evaluation and simulation results are given to verify the features of the protocol.

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