Date of Award

Fall 2002

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - (M.S.)

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Durgamadhab Misra

Second Advisor

Lev A. Zakrevski

Third Advisor

Symeon Papavassiliou

Abstract

This thesis gives a detailed description of the Application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design of Stability routing protocol for sensors in mobile ad-hoc networks. The Stability routing protocol is based on the signal strength and position components during data transmission while considering sensors in an ad-hoc network. A general ad-hoc network has unpredictable and variable mobility patterns therefore the signal strength criteria is adopted for routing. Signal strength criteria has been proved to be efficient for communication between the mobile nodes without any data loss. In this thesis an architecture for a processor implementing stability routing protocol for effective communication has been designed. The processor detects the alert signal from the sensor network and sends an emergency signal to all the other nodes in the network. Apart form sending the emergency signal the processor also sends the position and velocity components of its own node to all the other nodes in the network. The other functionality of the processor is whenever the processor receives data from another node it updates the information and sends that information to the destination node. A VHDL model for this architecture was developed, a selected set of specific conditions are evaluated through simulation. VHDL simulation validates the functionality of the architecture. This model was synthesized and the place and route was done using cadence tools.

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