A DETAILED SURVEY ON SECURED AND LOAD BALANCED COOPERATIVE ROUTING PROTOCOLS IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS
Wireless Sensor Networks are self-configurable and infrastructure-less networks. These networks consist of small sensors which are used for monitoring the physical environment. The applications of WSNs are ranged from small temperature monitoring of a patient to surveillance in military zones. The sensed data are collected in a sink node and then sent to the data center for analysis. Communicating network between the server and the sensor nodes is carried out through the intermediate sensor nodes by multi hop communication. Thus the cooperative routing protocols plays a predominant role in WSN. As the sensors are manufactured from diverse manufacturer, there is no standard routing protocols and security mechanism can be implemented. This study examines different secured and cooperative routing protocols.
Wireless Sensor Networks, Sensors, Sink Nodes, Data Center, Multi-Hop Communication and Routing.