The paper "SMIER: An SVM and MCDA Based, Intelligent Approach for Enhanced Reliability in Wireless Sensor Networks" was published by i-manager Publications in i-manager's Journal on Communication Engineering and Systems on September 28, 2017. It proposes an SVM and MCDA based, intelligent approach for enhanced reliability in WSNs, called SMIER. It is considered for a cluster-based sensor network in a way that every Cluster-Head (CH) selects one of its Non Cluster-Head (NCH) nodes as a backup node in a period of time. Initially, the suggested SVM algorithm determines failure probability of each NCH node based on number of events and average distance to events. Afterward, the suggested MCDA controller calculates success rate of the NCH node by using three parameters, including remaining energy, distance, and failure probability. Simulation results show that the proposed approach surpasses some of the existing works in terms of packet delivery ratio, number of alive nodes, and average remaining energy.
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