Optimal Cache Placement by Identifying Possible Congestion Points in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Nitin GuptaEmail author
  • Neelam Dayal
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 18)


Congestion is a situation when link is carrying data more than processing capacity of node or there is contention for the link, leading to packet loss. It results in compromise of QoS and wastage of energy to retransmit the data. Caching of data near congestion-prone locations minimizes the time and overhead of retransmission, hence improving the overall performance of the network. This work tries to find out such possible congestion points in the wireless sensor network prior to transmission of packets. It can be achieved by several topology-based lookup methods which can predict nodes that could suffer congestion during packet transmission. After identifying the congestion points in the network, cache points need to be placed before them in downstream network for shorter retransmission distance. The multiple relay point (MPR) concept, used in Optimized Link State Routing protocol (OLSR) is used in this work for optimizing the possible cache points near congestion points. This will ensure the reliability and efficiency of network from the time of deployment itself. Results show that proposed work greatly reduces the energy consumption used for retransmission.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyHamirpurIndia

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