Data Transport Control in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Hongwei ZhangEmail author
  • Vinayak Naik
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


Dynamics of wireless communication, resource constraints, and application diversity pose significant challenges to data transport control in wireless sensor networks. In this chapter, we examine the issue of data transport control in the context of two typical communication patterns in wireless sensor networks: convergecast and broadcast. We study the similarity and differences of data transport control in convergecast and broadcast; we discuss existing convergecast and broadcast protocols, and we present open issues for data transport control in wireless sensor networks.


Sensor Network Wireless Sensor Network Sink Node Congestion Control Time Division Multiple Access 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceWayne State UniversityMichiganUSA

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