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A Technical Study of Transport Layer Protocols in Wireless Sensor Network

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 90 - Number 13
Year of Publication: 2014
Monika Sharma
Bhisham Sharma
Trilok C. Aseri

Monika Sharma, Bhisham Sharma and Trilok C Aseri. Article: A Technical Study of Transport Layer Protocols in Wireless Sensor Network. International Journal of Computer Applications 90(13):48-58, March 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Monika Sharma and Bhisham Sharma and Trilok C. Aseri},
	title = {Article: A Technical Study of Transport Layer Protocols in Wireless Sensor Network},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {90},
	number = {13},
	pages = {48-58},
	month = {March},
	note = {Full text available}


A Wireless Sensor Network is made up of self organizing, light weight sensor nodes whose main task is to cooperatively examine environmental conditions like vibration, temperature, pressure etc. and collect the information from the environment and send that information to the sink node. Transport layer protocols offer reliable data delivery as well as congestion control in wireless sensor networks. This paper firstly describes the functions of transport layer protocol. Then it presents the summary of some transport layer protocols on the basis of reliability and congestion control. This paper also presents comparison of these transport layer protocols with design and technical parameters and finally it discuss several research issues of transport layer protocols in wireless sensor network.


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