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This paper proposes gradient routing with two-hop information for industrial wireless sensor networks to enhance real-time performance with energy efficiency. Two-hop information routing is adopted from the two-hop velocity-based routing, and the proposed routing algorithm is based on the number of hops to the sink instead of distance. Additionally, an acknowledgment control scheme reduces energy consumption and computational complexity. The simulation results show a reduction in end-to-end delay and enhanced energy efficiency.
Date of Publication: Feb. 2012