Routing Improvement in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks for Energy Saving Purposes

  • Mohammad Nokhodian Department of Electrical Engineering, Majlesi Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.
  • Farhad Mesrinejad Department of Electrical Engineering, Dolatabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.
  • Hossein Emami Department of Electrical Engineering, Majlesi Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.
Keywords: Underwater Communication, Wireless Sensor Networks, Routing Protocols, Energy Consumption


Underwater wireless sensor networks have attracted much attention in various applications such as natural disasters monitoring, defense, industries, etc. A new routing algorithm for underwater wireless sensor networks is developed and tested. The algorithm shows a better end-to-end delay yet less energy consumption. This was achieved by limiting the data transmission to a number of specific adjacent nodes to whom the transmitter is authorized to send the message. The algorithm performance was compared with other algorithms (depth based routing and cooperative depth based routing protocols) and the results show a better performance.  


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How to Cite
Nokhodian, M., Mesrinejad, F., & Emami, H. (2020). Routing Improvement in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks for Energy Saving Purposes. Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering, 14(3), 63-66.