NS2 Wireless Sensor Network projects are preferred by majority of students and scholars today due to the blooming research scope of WSN. Wireless Sensor Network consists of spatially distributed sensors capable of computing, communicating and sensing. Rising issues of Wireless sensor network makes it a significant research area with plenty of research scopes for scholars. In this article, we have mainly focused on NS2 Wireless Sensor Network for scholars to get an idea about the major research applications and concepts available in WSN that can be implemented using NS2. For more detailed information about NS2, refer our other articles or have an online session with our experts. We are ready to guide you from the basics of NS2 with complete support for your NS2 based projects, assignments and lab cycles. To get a better insight about NS2 wireless sensor network, refer the following information.

Wireless Sensor Networks:

Types of Wireless Sensor Networks:

  • Body Sensor Networks
  • Underwater Acoustic sensor Networks
  • Social Sensor Networks
  • Ad hoc Sensor Networks
  • Underground Sensor Network
  • Multimedia Sensor Networks
  • Terrestrial Sensor Network
  • Mobile Wireless sensor Network

Challenges and Issues:

  • Energy constraint and limitation
  • Adaptability and scalability
  • Low coverage and bandwidth utilization

Major Research Areas:

  • Localization and Routing mechanism
  • Enhancing security concern
  • Energy management
  • Data aggregation and dissemination
  • Topological control
  • Enhancing lifetime of sensors
  • Power conservation at MAC layer
  • Network traffic management
  • Analytical model for Multihop Synchronization
  • Congestion reduction and QOS improvement

Supported Technologies, Routing protocols and algorithms:

-Supported technology[Bluetooth and Zigbee]

-Supported Routing protocols:

  • Resource aware Routing
  • Data centric Routing protocol
  • Fidelity Aware Routing
  • Geographic Routing
  • Energy aware Routing
  • Negotiation based Routing protocol
  • Queue based Routing
  • Hierarchical based Routing

-Supported Clustering algorithms:

  • Hybrid Energy efficient distributed Clustering algorithm
  • Energy efficient clustering scheme
  • Low energy adaptive clustering hierarchy algorithm
  • Hierarchical Geographic Multicast Routing
  • Threshold sensitive energy efficient sensor network protocol
  • Adaptive threshold sensitive energy sensor Network protocols
  • Energy efficient uneven clustering algorithm
  • Position based aggregator node election protocol
  • Base station controlled dynamic clustering protocol

NS2 Supported framework for WSN:


  • Module for WSN simulation based on NS2 simulation
  • Composed of Mannasim framework and Script generator tool

Major Applications:

  • RFID based security system
  • Health care applications
  • Industrial monitoring and controlling
  • Anomaly detection
  • Area Monitoring
  • Traffic tracking

Recent topics in NS2 wireless Sensor Network:

  • Resource allocation and joint access control for concurrent and massive access in Machine to Machine communication
  • Utility fair optimization and tilt angle analysis of antenna in LTE Networks
  • Jamming and hybrid opportunistic relaying with power allocation in Secure cooperative Networks
  • Greening Geographical load balancing method in Networking application
  • AARMS: Hierarchical Account aided Reputation management system in MANETs
  • Proportional fair coding mechanism in Wireless Mesh Networks
  • Employing Cellular architecture for 5G wireless communication Networks
  • Accessing performance gains through Global resource control in Heterogeneous wireless Networks
  • Dynamic spectrum Co-access between primary and secondary users in Wireless networks
  • Admission control and On joint power in Underlay Cellular cognitive Radio Network applications
  • Opportunistic spectrum access in Cognitive Radio Networks using two channel sensing
  • Optimal scheduling for Multi hop Cognitive cellular Networks
  • Defending against collaborative attacks[Cooperative bait detection] using Malicious nodes in MANET
  • Velocity change detection for predicting Residual link lifetime in MANET using Mobile projected trajectory


     Hope you would have got an idea about the major concepts, protocols, and research areas in Wireless sensor network, which can be implemented in NS2. For further guidance, approach our online service for our expert’s guidance available for you at 24/7.