A Decentralised Routing Algorithm for Time Critical Applications Using Wireless Sensor Networks

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 177)


Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are presently creating scenarios of decentralised architectures where application intelligence is distributed among devices. Decentralised architectures are composed of networks that contain sensors and actuators. Actuators base their action on the data gathered by sensors. In this paper, a decentralised routing algorithm called DRATC for time critical applications like fire monitoring and extinguishing is proposed that makes use of the Decentralised Threshold Sensitive routing algorithm. The sensing environment consists of many Monitoring Nodes that sense fire and report the data to the Cluster Head. The Cluster Head directs the Extinguishing Node to extinguish the fire before sending the data to the Base Station.


Wireless Sensor Networks Decentralised routing algorithm Clusters Cluster Head sensors actuator 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Postgraduate and Research Department of Computer ScienceGovernment Arts CollegeCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceChikkanna Government Arts CollegeTiruppurIndia

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