An intelligent agent-based routing structure for mobile sinks in WSNs

Jae Wan Kim, Jeong Sik In, Kyeong Hur, Jin Woo Kim, Doo Seop Eom

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Mobile sink brings new challenges to densely deployed and large wireless sensor networks (WSNs). When the sink moves, frequent location updates from the sink can generate excessive power consumption of sensors. In this paper, we propose IAR, an Intelligent Agent-based Routing protocol that provides efficient data delivery to mobile sink. Proposed algorithm reduces signal overhead and improve degraded route called triangular routing problem. We have evaluated IAR performance through both mathematical analysis and simulation experiments. The results show that our scheme effectively supports sink mobility with low overhead and the improvement of triangular routing problem.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5681105
Pages (from-to)2310-2316
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov


  • Agent Data Gathering
  • Efficient Path Decision
  • Sink Mobility
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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