@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/4239,
	  title     = {Data Gathering Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks},
	  author    = {Dhinu Johnson and  Gurdip Singh},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Sensor network applications are often data centric and
involve collecting data from a set of sensor nodes to be delivered
to various consumers. Typically, nodes in a sensor network are
resource-constrained, and hence the algorithms operating in these
networks must be efficient. There may be several algorithms available
implementing the same service, and efficient considerations may
require a sensor application to choose the best suited algorithm. In
this paper, we present a systematic evaluation of a set of algorithms
implementing the data gathering service. We propose a modular
infrastructure for implementing such algorithms in TOSSIM with
separate configurable modules for various tasks such as interest
propagation, data propagation, aggregation, and path maintenance.
By appropriately configuring these modules, we propose a number
of data gathering algorithms, each of which incorporates a different
set of heuristics for optimizing performance. We have performed
comprehensive experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of these
heuristics, and we present results from our experimentation efforts.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering},
	  volume    = {6},
	  number    = {6},
	  year      = {2012},
	  pages     = {553 - 559},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/4239},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/66},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 66, 2012},