International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT)

ISSN: 2076-1449 (Print), ISSN: 2076-9539 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJWMT Vol.10, No.4, Aug. 2020

Sagacious Communication Link Selection Mechanism for Underwater Wireless Sensors Network

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Shahzad Ashraf, Sehrish Saleem, Tauqeer Ahmed

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Flooding mechanism, underwater routing, link selection, sagacious link, sink node


In underwater environment, the sensor nodes are deployed for collecting information and sending back to the base station. Establishing astute communication link among these sensor nodes in a multi-link routing environment is a key challenge for all underwater routing protocols. A sagacious communication link can only guarantee the maximum data transfer rate. The link selection mechanism of three underwater routing protocol i.e, Energy-aware Opportunistic Routing (EnOR) protocol, Shrewd Underwater Routing Synergy using Porous Energy Shell (SURS-PES) and Underwater Shrewd Packet Flooding Mechanism (USPF) have been investigated. After analyzing performance results of these protocols interms of packet delivery ratio, end-to-end ‎delay, network lifespan and energy consumption using NS2 with AquaSim 2.0 simulator. The protocol existing, with sagacious link selection mechanism in multi-link routing environment has been identified. The identification of this sagacious link selection mechanism is a novel approach which can give specific knowledge for targeted output without wasting resources for irrelevant objectives.  

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Shahzad Ashraf, Sehrish Saleem, Tauqeer Ahmed, " Sagacious Communication Link Selection Mechanism for Underwater Wireless Sensors Network ", International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT), Vol.10, No.4, pp. 22-33, 2020.DOI: 10.5815/ijwmt.2020.04.03


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