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Network Coding Aware QoS Routing for Wireless Sensor Network

Xing Shao1, Cui-Xiang Wang1, and Yuan Rao2
1.College of Information Engineering, Yancheng Institute of Technology, Yancheng, 224051, China
2.College of Information and Computer Science, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, 230036, China

Abstract—This paper proposes a network coding aware QoS (quality of service) routing (NCQR) for wireless sensor network, which exploits network coding technology to improve the QoS routing of wireless sensor network. Network coding condition with QoS constraint is proposed, which provides proof for coding opportunity detection. To facilitate the evaluation of discovered routes, a novel routing metric, called CQRM (coding aware QoS routing metric), is presented, which jointly considers link quality, node congestion and coding opportunity. Simulation results demonstrate that NCQR decreases the blocking ratio of QoS requests significantly and prolongs network lifetime.

Index Terms—Wireless sensor network; QoS; routing algorithm; network coding aware

Cite: Xing Shao, Cui-Xiang Wang, and Yuan Rao, "Network Coding Aware QoS Routing for Wireless Sensor Network," Journal of Communications, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 24-32, 2015. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.10.1.24-32