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International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 750681, 9 pages
Research Article

A Routing Scheme for IPv6-Based All-IP Wireless Sensor Networks

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Changshu Institute of Technology, Jiangsu, Changshu 215500, China

Received 23 March 2012; Revised 18 October 2012; Accepted 24 October 2012

Academic Editor: Deyun Gao

Copyright © 2012 Wang Xiaonan and Zhong Shan. 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.


The paper proposes a routing scheme for IPv6-based all-IP wireless sensor networks. The paper creates the IPv6 address structure and the IPv6 address configuration algorithm for all-IP wireless sensor networks. Based on the IPv6 address structure, the paper proposes the routing algorithm in the link layer for all-IP wireless sensor networks. In the routing scheme, a sensor node stores the next channel-sampling time of its neighbor nodes. In this way, only during the next channel-sampling time, a sensor node keeps active. and during any other time it returns to sleep. Therefore, the routing performance is improved. and the power consumption is reduced. Finally, the paper discusses the reduced IPv6 protocol stack performing the routing scheme. The routing scheme’s performance parameters are evaluated, including routing power consumption and delay, and the data results show the correctness and efficiency of the scheme.