Cluster-based coordination and routing framework for wireless sensor and actor networks

Shah G. A., Bozyigit M., Hussain F. B.

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS & MOBILE COMPUTING, vol.11, no.8, pp.1140-1154, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/wcm.885
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1140-1154
  • Keywords: energy-efficient, clustering, real-time routing, coordination, wireless sensor actor networks (WSAN)
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In Wireless Sensor Actor Networks (WSAN), sensor nodes perform the sensing task and actor nodes take action based on the sensed phenomena. Generally, the network is configured to observe multiple events and to react upon each individual event accordingly. Time delay, energy efficiency and reliability are three important aspects of WSAN that require special attention. To ensure efficient and reliable operations of such heterogeneous WSAN, new communication protocols are imperative.