Improved Cooperation in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Muhammad Shahzaib Sana Department of Electrical Engineering, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Yousaf Ali Khan Department of Electrical Engineering, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
  • Nasir Saleem Department of Electrical Engineering, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
  • Imran Ullah Khan Department of Electrical Engineering, Qurtuba University of Science and Information Technology, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
  • Arbab Waheed Ahmed Department of Electrical Engineering, Cecos University of Information Technology and Emerging Science, Peshawar, Pakistan


The WSNs (Wireless Sensor Networks) lead to great opportunities to explore it scientifically. In this network different numbers of SN (Sensor Nodes) are deployed in a specific area to gather information. The UWSNs (Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks) is a highly distributed network of sensor nodes deployed underwater to gather environmental information. Hence, acquirement of real-time data at enhanced data rate and to reduce power consumption is a key concern while designing routing protocol for UWSNs. In this paper, a cooperation based solution is suggested. The solution proposed here uses the DF (Decode and Forward) strategy for relying the information from the source to the destination using a relay node. The signals coming towards the destination are weighted and combined on the basis of their SNRC (Signal to Noise Ratio Combing). The simulation results verify enhancement in different factors, required for evaluation of a UWSN. After implementation of the proposed solution the stability of the network is increased which maximize the PDR (Packet Delivery Ratio). In our proposed solution the transmission is based on channel estimation, an estimate is made for higher reliable channel, which reduces retransmission of packets. Hence, sink receive the packets with lesser delay and as a result E2E (End-to-End) delay is decreased. Data is forwarded using data forwarding by neighbor nodes. It improves average energy consumption of the system. Hence the overall performance and lifetime of a UWSN is increased.

Oct 1, 2019
How to Cite
SANA, Muhammad Shahzaib et al. Improved Cooperation in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], v. 38, n. 4, p. 1009-1020, oct. 2019. ISSN 2413-7219. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 10 apr. 2020. doi:
This is an open Access Article published by Mehran University of Engineering and Technolgy, Jamshoro under CCBY 4.0 International License