Towards Optimizing Energy Efficiency and Alleviating Void Holes in UWSN

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Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 29)


Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks (UWSNs) are promising and emerging framework having a wide range of applications. The underwater sensor deployment is beneficial; however, some factors limit the performance of the network, i.e., less reliability, high end-to-end delay and maximum energy dissipation. The provisioning of aforementioned factors have become challenging task for the research community. In UWSNs, battery consumption is inevitable and has a direct impact on the performance of the network. Most of the time energy dissipates due to the creation of void holes and imbalanced network deployment. In this work, a routing protocol is proposed to avoid the void holes problem and extra energy dissipation, due to which lifespan of the network increases. To show the efficacy of our proposed routing scheme, it is compared with state of the art protocols. Simulations result show that the proposed scheme outperforms the counterparts.


GEDPAR Void holes Energy efficiency Underwater Wireless Sensor Network (UWSNs) Depth adjustment Transmission range 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.COMSATS University IslamabadIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.School of Computing and IT, Centre for Data Science and AnalyticsTaylor’s UniversitySubang JayaMalaysia
  3. 3.Government College UniversityLahorePakistan
  4. 4.Computer Information ScienceHigher Colleges of TechnologyFujairahUAE
  5. 5.University of KotliAzad KashmirPakistan

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