Evaluation of Multi-hop Ad-hoc Routing Protocols in Wireless Seismic Data Acquisition

Aliyu Makama, Koojana Kuladinithi, Musab Eltayeb Ahmed Ahmed, Andreas Timm-Giel

Abstract


Due to impediments associated with cable-based seismic survey, Wireless Seismic Data Acquisition (WSDA) has recently gained much attention from
contractors, exploration companies, and researchers to layout enabling wireless technology and architecture for Wireless Geophone Networks (WGN) in seismic explorations. A potential approach is to employ multi-hop wireless ad-hoc communication. In this study, we propose a multi-hop WGN architecture consisting of several subnetworks to realize the expected network performance. We investigate the performance of proactive and reactive routing protocols to examine the optimal number of geophones that could be effectively supported within a subnetwork. The performance metrics used are packet delivery ratio (PDR) and average end-to-end delay.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/tuj.eceasst.80.1147

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/tuj.eceasst.80.1147.1086

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