XLP: An Integrated Protocol for Efficient and Reliable Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks
Akbar Saleem. Mohammad1, Jitendranath Mungara2

1Akbar Saleem. Mohammad, M. Tech. Student, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, CMRIT College, Bangalore (Karnataka), India.
2Dr. Jitendra Nath Mungara, Professor, CMRIT College, Bangalore (Karnataka), India.
Manuscript received on 18 August 2012 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 August 2012 | Manuscript published on 30 August 2012 | PP: 49-54 | Volume-1 Issue-3, August 2012 | Retrieval Number: C0262071312/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Now-a-days, vast majority of the existing solutions are based on the classical layered protocol approach, which leads to significant overhead. Severe energy constraints of battery-powered sensor nodes necessitate energy-efficient communication in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs).In this paper, a cross-layer protocol (XLP) is introduced, to achieve congestion control, routing between nodes, and medium access control in a cross-layer fashion. XLP is the first protocol that integrates functionalities of all layers from PHY to Transport into a cross-layer protocol. The design principle of XLP protocol is based on the initiative determination concept, which enables receiver-based contention, initiative-based forwarding, congestion control, and duty cycle operation to realize efficient and reliable communication in WSNs. This concept constitutes the core part of the XLP,A cross-layer analytical framework is developed to investigate the performance of the XLP. XLP improves the communication performance and outperforms the traditional layered protocol architectures in terms of both network performance and implementation complexity
Keywords: XLP protocol, congestion control, routing between nodes, medium access control, WSN’s.

Scope of the Article: WSN