A New Energy Efficient Cluster based Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

Eshaftri, M., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I., Yassien, M. (2015). A New Energy Efficient Cluster based Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks. In: Society, I. (Ed.) 4th International Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN'15), , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .


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Abstract

In Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), clustering techniques are usually used as a key effective solution to reduce energy consumption and prolong the network lifetime. Despite many works on clustering in WSNs, this issue is still, however, in its infancy as most existing solutions suffer from long and iterative clustering cycles. In an attempt to fill in this gap, we propose a new cluster-based protocol, referred to as Load-balancing Cluster Based Protocol (LCP) that introduces a new inter-cluster approach to increase network lifetime. This new protocol rotates continuously the election of the Cluster Head (CH) election in each cluster, and selects the node with the highest residual energy in each round. Extensive simulation experiments show that our proposed approach effectively balances energy consumer among all sensor nodes and increases network lifetime compared to other clustering protocols.
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Authors

Ahmed Al-Dubai
Professor
a.al-dubai@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2796
Imed Romdhani
Associate Professor
i.romdhani@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2726
Mohamed Eshaftri
Research student
M.Eshaftri@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 07877588802

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Our future society, and its economy, will be built within a seamless environment of networked information resources. IIDI's Network Theme has been created to meet the demands of this society. Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai leads the Network Theme, which seeks to develop local human capital in the fields of...

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