Cross Layer Design for Cooperative Transmission in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Several protocols and schemes have been proposed to reduce energy consumption in Wireless Sensor Net-works (WSNs). In this paper we employ farcoopt, a cross layer design approach with the concept of coop-eration among the nodes with best farthest neighbor scheme to increase the Quality of Service (QoS), reduce energy consumption, increases performance and end-to-end throughput. We present cooperative transmission to connect previously disconnect parts of a network thus overcoming the separation problem of multi-hop network. We show that this approach improves connectivity over 50% compared to multi-hop approaches and reduces the number of nodes necessary to provide full coverage of an area up to 35%. Simulation results show that on increase of data rates i.e. packet the network life time increases in farcoopt as compared to tra-ditional multi hop approach. The result of this analysis is presented in this work.

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K. Babulal and R. Tewari, "Cross Layer Design for Cooperative Transmission in Wireless Sensor Networks," Wireless Sensor Network, Vol. 3 No. 6, 2011, pp. 209-214. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2011.36024.

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