Performance Evaluation and Effect of Jamming on Energy Efficiency Routing Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Fahad Alturise et al.


Wireless Sensor Networks comprise of loosely bound interconnected mini devices deployed over a
large geographical area containing a huge number of sensors, which are spatially distributed over the
network. They form a network of low power, low cost and intelligent systems having at least one base
station. The pre-eminent issue for wireless sensor networks is that they consume a lot of energy during
the routing process while monitoring a physical phenomenon such as speed, pressure, motion etc.
Since the lifetime of the Sensor networks is limited and energy resources are scarce hence an efficient
routing system of routing protocols needs to be developed which would minimize the energy
consumption during the routing process. A lot of research has been carried out in this domain
however a generic system of routing needs to be developed. This research paper evaluates some of
these energy efficient routing protocols and compares their ability on various parameters.
Furthermore the effect of jamming has also been analyzed on these routing protocols.