RouT: Roteamento baseado em Topologias para Redes de Sensores Sem Fio Heterogêneas (RouT: A Routing Protocol based on Topologies for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks)

Daniel Ludovico Guidoni (, Fernanda Sumika Hojo Souza (, Jó Ueyama (, Leandro Aparecido Villas (

1Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei
2Universidade de São Paulo
3Universidade Estadual de Campinas

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: June 2014
Volume: 12,   Issue: 4 
ISSN: 1548-0992

In this work, we propose a routing protocol based on topologies for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks (HSN) named as RouT. The proposed protocol creates different logical topologies considering the same physical topology of a HSN. The heterogeneous network has two types of sensors nodes, called L-sensors and H-sensors. The L-sensors are nodes with Low hardware capabilities where the H-sensors are sensors with High hardware capabilities. The RouT protocol creates different logical topologies and each topology considers a different number of links among H-sensors. In this way, each topology has its tradeoff between energy consumption and latency during data communication. Simulation results showed that the RouT protocol is able to provide different topologies that can be used if the network application has different requirements.

Index Terms:
Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks, Routing Protocols, Topologies.   

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