In wireless sensor networks power consumption is a crucial issue because most of the sensor nodes operate using batteries. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate four routing protocols (OLSR, AODV, DSR, DSDV) in different wireless sensor network (WSN) scales regarding the power consumption and mobility factor. In small networks with less than 10 nodes the four protocols have similar performance. On the other hand, when the number of nodes is increased the performance of the OLSR protocol was poor in terms of power consumption and MAC load, while AODV, DSR and DSDV protocols produced very good results. DSDV routing protocol shows a very good performance in terms of power in all scenarios but suffers from poor packet routing in large scale networks.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Research and Reviews in Ad Hoc Networks|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2011|