HYMN to improve the longevity of wireless sensor networks

Hiroki Nishiyama, Ahmed E.A.A. Abdulla, Nirwan Ansari, Yoshiaki Nemoto, Nei Kato

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Power aware routing in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) focuses on the crucial issue of extending the network lifetime of WSNs, which are limited by low capacity batteries. However, most of the previously proposed power aware routing algorithms have an inherent problem, which is the isolation of the sink node due to the quick power exhaustion of nodes that are close to the sink. In this paper, we propose a solution, referred to as HYbrid Multi-hop routiNg (HYMN), which addresses this problem by combining two routing strategies, namely flat multihop routing and hierarchical multi-hop routing. The former method aims at minimizing the total power consumption in the network while the latter attempts to decrease the amount of transferred data traffic by utilizing data compression. We present a mathematical analysis on the effect of the hybrid location on the performance of HYMN, and also demonstrate the effectiveness of HYMN through extensive simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781424456383
StatePublished - 2010
Event53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2010Dec 10 2010

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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