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International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting
Volume 2011, Article ID 947396, 7 pages
Research Article

Expected Transmission Energy Route Metric for Wireless Mesh Senor Networks

1Key Laboratory of Special Fiber Optics and Optical Access Networks of Ministry of Education, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China
2Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616-3793, USA

Received 1 November 2010; Accepted 5 April 2011

Academic Editor: Robert C. Qiu

Copyright © 2011 YanLiang Jin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Mesh is a network topology that achieves high throughput and stable intercommunication. With great potential, it is expected to be the key architecture of future networks. Wireless sensor networks are an active research area with numerous workshops and conferences arranged each year. The overall performance of a WSN highly depends on the energy consumption of the network. This paper designs a new routing metric for wireless mesh sensor networks. Results from simulation experiments reveal that the new metric algorithm improves the energy balance of the whole network and extends the lifetime of wireless mesh sensor networks (WMSNs).