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Calle Torres, Maria Gabriela (2009) COMPLEMENTING THE GSP ROUTING PROTOCOL IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Gossip-Based Sleep Protocol (GSP) is a routing protocol in the flooding family with overhead generated by duplicate packets. GSP does not have other sources of overhead or additional information requirements common in routing protocols, such as routing packets, geographical information, addressing or explicit route computation. Because of its simple functionality, GSP is a candidate routing protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks. However, previous research showed that GSP uses the majority of energy in the network by keeping the nodes with their radios on ready to receive, even when there are no transmissions, situation known as Idle Listening. Complementing GSP implies creating additional protocols that make use of GSP particular characteristics in order to improve performance without additional overhead. The research analyzes the performance of GSP with different topologies, number of hops from source to destination and node densities, and presents one alternative protocol to complement GSP decreasing idle listening, number of duplicate packets in the network and overall energy consumption. The study compared the results of this alternative protocol, MACGSP6, to a protocol stack proposed for Wireless Sensor Networks: Sensor MAC (S-MAC) with Dynamic Source Routing (DSR), showing the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Calle Torres, Maria Gabrielamgc8@pitt.eduMGC8
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairKabara, Josephjkabara@pitt.eduJKABARA
Committee MemberKrishnamurthy, Prashantprashk@pitt.eduPRASHK
Committee MemberThompson, Richardthompson@sis.pitt.eduRTHOMPSO
Committee MemberMelodia,
Committee MemberZadorozhny, Vladimirvladimir@sis.pitt.eduVIZ
Date: 11 May 2009
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 7 April 2009
Approval Date: 11 May 2009
Submission Date: 16 April 2009
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy use; flooding; routing; wireless sensor networks; gossip; MAC
Other ID:, etd-04162009-181132
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:37
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:40


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