Congestion Control Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey

dc.contributor.authorKafi, Mohamed Amine
dc.contributor.authorDjenouri, Djamel
dc.contributor.authorBen Othman, Jalel
dc.contributor.authorBadache, Nadjib
dc.description.abstractThe performance of wireless sensor networks (WSN) is affected by the lossy communication medium, application diversity, dense deployment, limited processing power and storage capacity, frequent topology change. All these limitations provide significant and unique design challenges to data transport control in wireless sensor networks. An effective transport protocol should consider reliable message delivery, energy-efficiency, quality of service and congestion control. The latter is vital for achieving a high throughput and a long network lifetime. Despite the huge number of protocols proposed in the literature, congestion control in WSN remains challenging. A review and taxonomy of the state-of-the-art protocols from the literature up to 2013 is provided in this paper. First, depending on the control policy, the protocols are divided into resource control vs. traffic control. Traffic control protocols are either reactive or preventive (avoiding). Reactive solutions are classified following the reaction scale, while preventive solutions are split up into buffer limitation vs. interference control. Resource control protocols are classified according to the type of resource to be tuned.fr_FR
dc.relation.ispartofCommunications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEEfr_FR
dc.structureRéseaux de Capteurs et Applicationsfr_FR
dc.subjectWireless sensor networksfr_FR
dc.subjectcongestion controlfr_FR
dc.subjectresource controlfr_FR
dc.subjecttraffic controlfr_FR
dc.subjecttransport protocolsfr_FR
dc.titleCongestion Control Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Surveyfr_FR