A Highly Adaptable Information Dissemination Strategy

  • A. Husain
  • S. K. Makki
  • L. Osborne
  • B. Sun
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 194)


Wireless Sensor Networks have many real world applications. Accordingly, researchers and entrepreneurs are looking for a reliable, real time, and energy-efficient network structures. Traditional techniques of flooding the network with information have proved inept in all of the latter criteria. Others have made specific assumptions of how the network is used and thus make intelligent choices on data dissemination. This paper proposes a non-data centric and thus highly adaptable information dissemination protocol called the Irrigation Algorithm to efficiently route packet to base stations. To evaluate its performance this algorithm is compared with the Low-Energy Adaptive Clustering Hierarchy (LEACH) protocol.


Communications Frequency Medium Access Control Routing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Husain
    • 1
  • S. K. Makki
    • 2
  • L. Osborne
    • 2
  • B. Sun
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentSUNY BinghamtonUSA
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentLamar UniversityUSA

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