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Cooperative Routing for Energy Efficient Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks

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  • Aqeb Yahya
  • Saif Ul Islam
  • Maryam Zahid
  • Ghufran Ahmed
  • Mohsin Raza
  • Haris Pervaiz
  • Fucheng Yang
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/10/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>IEEE Access
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)141888-141899
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date13/09/19
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks (UWSNs) serve as a proficient source to monitor aquatic environment. However, data communications and information routing within these systems offer many challenges. To ensure sufficient network lifetime, energy efficiency in routing protocols serves as a major
concern in UWSNs. This paper presents an energy competent cooperative routing scheme known as Region Based Courier-nodes Mobility with Incremental Cooperative (RBCMIC) routing. The proposed scheme uses broadcast nature of wireless nodes and performs an incremental cooperative routing. A rigorous evaluation and verification of the proposed scheme with current state-of-the-art yield improved energy efficiency, resulting in extended network lifetime. The results show that an overall improvement of 20% is witnessed in energy usage, whereas a notable 89% improvement is achieved in end-to-end delay in comparison to DEADS protocol.