Energy Balanced Fixed Clustering protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

Boregowda, S B and Babu Prasad, N V and Puttamadappa, C and Mruthyunjaya, H.S (2015) Energy Balanced Fixed Clustering protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, 11 (8). pp. 166-172. ISSN 1738-7906

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Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is a collection of large number of tiny, limited battery powered sensor nodes. Minimizing energy consumption and maximizing network lifetime are the primary goals when designing applications and protocol for WSNs. Clustering and energy efficient way to extend the lifetime of wireless sensor networks. One of the major challenging issues of a clustering protocol is selecting an optimal group of sensor nodes as cluster head (CH) to partition the network. In this paper, an Energy Balanced Fixed Clustering (EBFC) protocol is proposed and evaluated. The protocol creates a fixed number of clusters and maintained throughout the lifetime. Energy load have been distributed evenly among all the nodes by rotating the role of cluster heads. In EBFC protocol, cluster heads and next heads have been selected based on the residual energy and location of the nodes in advance. The results show that EBFC significantly increases the lifetime.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clustering, Cluster head, Energy consumption, Sensor nodes, Wireless sensor networks
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Electronics and Communication
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2015 11:31
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2015 11:31

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