Effect of Buffer Size on Performance of Wireless Sensor Network

  • Manoranjan Das
  • Benudhar Sahu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 109)


In compared to wired communication networks, the wireless communication networks suffer from various factors that affect the network performance. More specifically in case of ad hoc networks such as wireless sensor network (WSN), where the network exists without the support of fixed infrastructure the performance is greatly influenced by network size, traffic intensity, routing, etc. One of the key parameters to handle the traffic in between nodes of WSN is buffering of data packets. Thus, the selection of an appropriate size of buffer for the nodes belonging to a WSN of stipulated size is important so far as the performance of the network is concerned. This paper presents a study about the effect of buffer size on the performance such as packet delivery fraction and packet drop fraction. The results of the study are obtained through simulation of a static WSN of fixed size with randomly placed nodes.


Wireless sensor network Buffer size Packet delivery fraction Packet drop fraction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manoranjan Das
    • 1
  • Benudhar Sahu
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Technical Education and Research, SOA (Deemed to be University)BhubaneswarIndia

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