On-demand data dissemination in large wireless sensor networks

Ramdharma Reddy Kalva, Jong Hoon Youn, Chulho Won

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2 Scopus citations


In this paper, we present a new data dissemination protocol that conserves battery power by reducing the amount of communication required to disseminate sensing data from sources to mobile sinks. The proposed scheme, called ondemand data dissemination (ODDD), focuses on the elimination of resource waste in large-scale dense sensor networks caused by virtual grid construction and maintenance. The virtual grid-based approaches in the literature build grids over the entire network including the areas where a data collector never roams into. However, in the proposed scheme, a source constructs a dissemination line along the X-axis only. To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme, we have conducted a comprehensive simulation study using the ns2 simulator. Our simulation results show that ODDD outperforms other existing schemes in terms of packet delivery ratio and delay. ODDD also achieves significant energy savings by reducing the overhead caused by grid constructions and frequent local flooding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVTC 2005-Fall
Subtitle of host publicationMid Way Through the Decade - Technology Past, Present and Future
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0780391527
StatePublished - 2005
Event62nd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2005 - Dallas, United States
Duration: Sep 25 2005Sep 28 2005

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Other62nd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Wireless sensor networks
  • data dissemination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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