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A Survey on Congestion Control in Wireless Sensor Networks

by K. Sumathi, M. Venkatesan
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 147 - Number 6
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors: K. Sumathi, M. Venkatesan

K. Sumathi, M. Venkatesan . A Survey on Congestion Control in Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications. 147, 6 ( Aug 2016), 6-11. DOI=10.5120/ijca2016911115

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Congestion in wireless sensor networks creates a lot of issues like packet collision, buffer overflow, queuing delay and many to one data transmission scheme. This leads to degrade the quality of service parameters like packet delivery ratio, end to end delay and Average energy consumption of the wireless nodes. In this work is used to describe some of the congestion control mechanisms used in the WSNs and classifies them into four major categories traffic rate control, resource management, traffic rate and resource management and priority based congestion control. The comparative analysis is used to compare the popular congestion control protocols with each other in terms of congestion detection, congestion notification and its advantages and disadvantages.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


Wireless sensor networks Congestion detection Congestion notifications Congestion control.