GCCP - NS: Grid based Congestion Control protocol with N-Sinks in a Wireless Sensor Network

Jeya Shobana, Balasubramanian Paramasivan


Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) have been a current trend in the research field and has many issues when there are multiple mobile sinks. Data dissemination gets critical as their locations have to be repeatedly updated and results in huge consumption of the restricted battery supply in sensor nodes. In this paper, we propose GCCP – NS, a grid based congestion control protocol with N –sinks that solves the data dissemination problem leading to congestion. We construct a dual level grid structure to trail the locations of all the source nodes that reports the information to the mobile sinks by monitoring the network in a hierarchical manner. As an added advantage, it aids in data dissemination based on query flooding from the mobile sinks using quorum based method within each cell in the grid and avoids congestion in an effective manner. Simulation results show that our proposed protocol outperforms the other schemes in terms of packet delivery ratio, energy expenditure and throughput.

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International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security (IJCNIS)          ISSN: 2076-0930 (Print)           ISSN: 2073-607X (Online)