Tuesday 16th of January 2018

Various Approaches for Enhancing the Performance of Wireless Sensor Networks

Hasan Al Shalabi and Ibrahiem M. M. El Emary

In the current time and next decades, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) represents a new category of ad hoc networks consisting of small nodes with three functions: sensing, computation, and wireless communications capabilities. Many routing, power management, and data dissemination protocols have been designed for WSNs where energy awareness is an essential design issue to improve the overall performance of WSN. There are many approaches and techniques explored for the optimization of energy usage in wireless sensor networks. Routing represents one of these areas in which attempts for efficient utilization of energy have been made. In this paper, we report on the current state of the research on optimizing the performance of WSN using various advanced approaches. There are various directions to enhance and optimize the performance as: avoiding congestion and keep it within certain controlled value, selecting the optimum routing approach, reducing the level of power consumption to increase the life time of the sensor node and others. So, the major objective of this paper is to investigate the various techniques used in improving and enhancing the performance of WSN to let it be more reliable in various applications like: health care and biomedical treatment, environment monitoring, military survival lance , target tracking, greenhouse monitoring,…etc .

Keywords: WSN, ad hoc, DAQ, TDMA, TRAMA, RETSINA, ACCP, Dijkstra algorithm

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Hasan Al Shalabi
Hasan Mohammad Al-Shalabi: He received his Ph.D. in Computer engineering in 1995. In the same year he joined Al-Isra\' Private University then Princess Sumaya University for Technology. Currently he is the Dean of student’s affairs at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University. His research interest includes computer networks, object-oriented programming, data security and e-learning.

Ibrahiem M. M. El Emary
Ibrahim M. M. El Emary received the Dr. Eng. Degree in 1998 from the Electronic and Communication Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain shams University, Egypt. From 1998 to 2002, he was an Assistant Professor of Computer sciences in different faculties and academic institutionss in Egypt. From 2002 to 2010, he worked as visiting Assis. And Assoc.professor of computer science and engineering in two universities in Jordan. Currently, he is a Professor of computer science and engineering at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His research interests cover: various analytic and discrete event simulation techniques, performance evaluation of communication networks, application of intelligent techniques in managing computer communication network, and performing a comparative studies between various policies and strategies of routing, congestion control, subnetting of computer communication networks. He published more than 150 articles in various refreed international journals and conferences covering: Computer Networks, Artificial Intelligent, Expert Systems, Software Agents, Information Retrieval, E-learning, Case Based Reasoning, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, Wireless sensor networks, cloud computing and Robotic engineering. Also, he participates in publishing seven book chapters in three international books (Published by Springer Verlag, IGI publisher & NOVA Science Publisher) as well as Editor of two books edited by international publishers (LAP Lampert- Germany). He has been included in Marquis Whos’s Who in the World 2013 edition.

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