Efficient fault-aware routing for wireless sensor networks

Jaekeun Yun, Daehee Kim, Sunshin An

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Since the sensor nodes are subject to faults due to the highly-constrained resources and hostile deployment environments, fault management in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is essential to guarantee the proper operation of networks, especially routing. In contrast to exist-ing fault management methods which mainly aim to be tolerant to faults without considering the fault type, we propose a novel efficient fault-aware routing method where faults are classified and dealt with accordingly. More specifically, we first identify each fault and then try to set up the new rout-ing path according to the fault type. Our proposed method can be easily integrated with any kind of existing routing method. We show that our proposed method outperforms AODV, REAR, and GPSR, which are the representative works of single-path routing, multipath routing and location based routing, in terms of energy efficiency and data delivery ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1985-1992
Number of pages8
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sept

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea University Research Fund, and this work was partly supported by the Soonchun-

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2017 The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.


  • Fault classification
  • Fault detection
  • Routing
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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