Enhanced Energy Efficient Multipath Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Communication Networks Using Cuckoo Search Algorithm

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Energy efficient routing is one of the major thrust areas in Wireless Sensor Communication Networks (WSCNs) and it attracts most of the researchers by its valuable applications and various challenges. Wireless sensor networks contain several nodes in its terrain region. Reducing the energy consumption over the WSCN has its significance since the nodes are battery powered. Various research methodologies were proposed by researchers in this area. One of the bio-inspired computing paradigms named Cuckoo search algorithm is used in this research work for finding the energy efficient path and routing is performed. Several performance metrics are taken into account for determining the performance of the proposed routing protocol such as throughput, packet delivery ratio, energy consumption and delay. Simulation is performed using NS2 and the results shows that the proposed routing protocol is better in terms of average throughput, and average energy consumption.

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Antony Arul Raj, D. and Sumathi, P. (2014) Enhanced Energy Efficient Multipath Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Communication Networks Using Cuckoo Search Algorithm. Wireless Sensor Network, 6, 49-55. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2014.64007.

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