Why Should Multicast be used in WSNs



Wireless Sensor Networks present a great potential in monitoring systems. A vast scope of applications can take
advantage of WSNs and, mainly because of their own nature, the aggregation of WSN nodes into groups provides more potential solutions when compared with traditional monitoring systems.
This paper introduces the issue of multicast messages and their impact on battery resources of WSNs. It presents a study based on a real implementation to evaluate the energy consumed by each node when a multicast or unicast is used. A study of the multicast impact in the neighbourhood is also presented in this paper.


Multicast in Wireless Sensor Networks


IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems 2008, October 2008

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 Andreas Reinhardt, Christian Renner, “RoCoCo: Receiver-Initiated Opportunistic Data Collection and Command Multicasting for WSNs”, Proceedings of EWSN 2015 - 12th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, Springer LNCS, Vol. 8965, pp 218-233, Porto, Portugal, February 9-11, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-15582-1_14.