Title: Distributed dynamic clustering protocol for wireless sensor network

Authors: Asis Kumar Tripathy; Suchismita Chinara

Addresses: Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Rourkela 769 008, Odisha, India ' Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Rourkela 769 008, Odisha, India

Abstract: A wireless sensor network (WSN) is a finest combination of mostly non-overlapping groups of physically closed nodes. This type of network can be used as an important building block for the design of efficient application layer network functions such as, clustering, routing, data aggregation, and query processing. To achieve a stable and energy-efficient network, clustering is one of the best approaches, which also prolongs the life of the network. A cluster is needed to adapt the changes that are useful for efficient management and scalability of the network. In dynamic clustering the time is divided into rounds and at the beginning of each round, the clustering is performed. This paper presents a distributed dynamic clustering protocol (DDCP) for heterogeneous wireless sensor network, which not only minimises of the number of clusters but also increases the network lifetime. To show the superiority of the proposed DDCP, simulation has been carried out and results are compared with low-energy adaptive clustering hierarchy (LEACH), distributed energy efficient clustering (DEEC) and energy efficient clustering scheme (EECS).

Keywords: WSNs; wireless sensor networks; distributed clustering; dynamic clustering; energy efficiency; network lifetime; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2015.068922

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2015 Vol.51 No.2, pp.112 - 119

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 20 Apr 2015 *

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