DORA: A Destination-Oriented Routing Algorithm for Energy-Balanced Wireless Sensor Networks

Kun Wang, Chih Min Yu*, Li-Chun Wang

*Corresponding author for this work

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This research presents a new multichain routing strategy named the destination-oriented routing algorithm (DORA). The proposed design generates a new multichain routing scheme to transmit packets for energy-balanced WSNs. Based on the multichain routing, the optimal transmission distance between any two nodes is derived by the mathematical analysis model. With the optimal distance, the design criterion is to select the furthest forwarding node within the communication range and the direction to the sink, thus forming the multichain structures by accurate distance, direction, and multiple paths. With the shorter chain routing, unnecessary energy loss can be reduced to prolong the global network lifespan. The simulation results demonstrate that the proposed DORA doubles the network lifespan, compared with that of conventional PEGASIS and improves 60% lifespan on the RPC protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2080-2081
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Internet of Things Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2021


  • Routing
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Energy consumption
  • Analytical models
  • Routing protocols
  • Integrated circuit modeling
  • Energy-balanced routing protocol
  • multichain routing
  • network lifespan
  • wireless sensor networks (WSNs)

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