A Survey on Multipath Routing Protocols for QoS Assurances in Real-Time Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks

Hasan M. Z., Al-Rizzo H., Al-Turjman F.

IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SURVEYS AND TUTORIALS, vol.19, no.3, pp.1424-1456, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/comst.2017.2661201
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1424-1456
  • Keywords: Wireless sensor networks, quality of service, real-time, wireless multimedia sensor networks, multipath routing, MOBILE AD HOC, ENERGY-EFFICIENT, PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS, INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION, RELIABILITY, INTERNET, DESIGN
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The vision of wireless multimedia sensor networks (WMSNs) is to provide real-time multimedia applications using wireless sensors deployed for long-term usage. Quality of service assurances for both best effort data and real-time multimedia applications introduced new challenges in prioritizing multipath routing protocols in WMSNs. Multipath routing approaches with multiple constraints have received considerable research interest. In this paper, a comprehensive survey of both best effort data and real-time multipath routing protocols for WMSNs is presented. Results of a preliminary investigation into design issues affecting the development of strategic multipath routing protocols that support multimedia data in WMSNs are also presented and discussed from the network application perspective.