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An adaptive reliable transport protocol based on automatic reSend reQuest(ASQ) technique for wireless sensor networks

Gilesh, MP and Hansdah, RC (2011) An adaptive reliable transport protocol based on automatic reSend reQuest(ASQ) technique for wireless sensor networks. In: 2011 IEEE Workshops of International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (WAINA), 22-25 March 2011, Biopolis.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WAINA.2011.86


There are many wireless sensor network(WSN) applications which require reliable data transfer between the nodes. Several techniques including link level retransmission, error correction methods and hybrid Automatic Repeat re- Quest(ARQ) were introduced into the wireless sensor networks for ensuring reliability. In this paper, we use Automatic reSend request(ASQ) technique with regular acknowledgement to design reliable end-to-end communication protocol, called Adaptive Reliable Transport(ARTP) protocol, for WSNs. Besides ensuring reliability, objective of ARTP protocol is to ensure message stream FIFO at the receiver side instead of the byte stream FIFO used in TCP/IP protocol suite. To realize this objective, a new protocol stack has been used in the ARTP protocol. The ARTP protocol saves energy without affecting the throughput by sending three different types of acknowledgements, viz. ACK, NACK and FNACK with semantics different from that existing in the literature currently and adapting to the network conditions. Additionally, the protocol controls flow based on the receiver's feedback and congestion by holding ACK messages. To the best of our knowledge, there has been little or no attempt to build a receiver controlled regularly acknowledged reliable communication protocol. We have carried out extensive simulation studies of our protocol using Castalia simulator, and the study shows that our protocol performs better than related protocols in wireless/wire line networks, in terms of throughput and energy efficiency.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to IEEE.
Keywords: Transport Protocol;Communication Architecture;Reliability
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2013 09:43
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2013 09:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46042

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