Abstract: In this paper we focus on achieving optimal path by taking load and delay as an important parameter. Recently WSNs has focused on the geographic forwarding mechanism. In order to reduce the energy consumption of nodes. It is now shifting toward duty-cycled WSNs in which sensors are sleep scheduled. But the shortest path found by using distance as a parameter may result in delay as the nodes along the path may be heavily loaded. Therefore Load balancing also proves to be equally important factor along with Distance. Hence this research work proposes the system that will calculate the best optimal path from source node to destination by taking into consideration the load on each node and delay incurred by each node in Duty-Cycled Mobile sensor networks along with geographic routing.
Keywords: Geographic Routing, Sleep Scheduling, Duty –Cycled Mobile Sensor Network, Network simulator-2 (NS2)