A base-station centric data gathering routing protocol in sensor networks useful in home automation applications

Song Hwa Hong, Byongguk Kim, Doo Seop Eom

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In the future ubiquitous home network, sensors will collect various home environment data in the home. Since the sensor nodes are equipped with small, often irreplaceable, batteries with limited power capacity, it is essential that the network be energy-efficient in order to maximize its lifetime. Our study, described in this paper, was divided into two classes: the primary class was to set a power-based level and the secondary class was to propose an offer of a home automation using a routing technique centered on a sensor network to set a flooding level. The proposed scheme divides the home into areas such as rooms and locates the WENs in each area. The WENs collect data from sensors and deliver the data to the home base station only. Sensors deliver the data to the WENs or the home base station through the sensor with the stronger power. Performance results show that the proposed scheme is more efficient with a wireless home network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-951
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
1This research was partially supported by University IT Research Center (ITRC) Project and Brain Korea (BK) 21 Project. The authors are with the Dep. of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. (email: [email protected] ; {dearbk,

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the MIC(Ministry of Information and Communication), Korea, under the ITRC(Information Technology Research Center) support program supervised by the IITA(Institute of Information Technology Assessment).


  • Home automation
  • Home network
  • Sensor routing
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Zigbee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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