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Distributed Fuzzy Logic-Based Relay Selection Algorithm for Cooperative Wireless Sensor Networks

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4 Author(s)
Brante, G. ; CPGEI, Fed. Univ. of Technol. - Parana, Curitiba, Brazil ; de Santi Peron, G. ; Demo Souza, R. ; Abrao, T.

Relay selection is a technique that can considerably increase the performance of cooperative communications. In this paper, we propose a new relay selection algorithm using fuzzy logic aiming at both network lifetime and end-to-end throughput. The new algorithm operates in a distributed way, running independently at each node, not requiring a central entity for complex coordination. The method considers the channel state of the relay-destination link and the residual energy of its battery. It is shown that the proposed scheme can transmit a larger amount of information during the network lifetime with respect to both the opportunistic (which focuses on throughput) and random (which focuses on lifetime) selection algorithms, increasing the network utility.

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Sensors Journal, IEEE  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 11 )