Title: Game theory-based efficient energy consumption routing protocol to enhance the lifetime of WSN

Authors: Periyasamy Raja; Perumal Dananjayan

Addresses: Department of ECE, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Madagadipet, Pondicherry, India ' Department of ECE, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry, India

Abstract: Wireless sensor network (WSN) plays a major role in collecting information from different locations using battery powered sensor nodes in order to forward it to the sink node. The main limitation of the sensor nodes or motes is the limited energy resource. Hence, the efficient routing algorithm is one of the key challenges that need to be addressed for extending the lifetime of the network. In this paper, an efficient cluster-based routing protocol called efficient energy consumption protocol (EECP) is proposed which involves fixed clusters and randomised weighted algorithm for cluster head selection to reduce the energy consumption. Game theory is used to select healthier cluster-heads with sufficient residual energy. EECP uses the game theory concept during multi-hop transfer of data to sink node without any loss of data during the hopping process. The simulation results show that EECP with game performs better than energy aware routing protocol (EARP) and a novel clustering algorithm for energy efficiency (ANCAEE) on the basis of network lifetime.

Keywords: wireless sensor networks; WSNs; energy efficiency; efficient energy consumption protocol; EECP; game theory; energy aware routing protocols; EARP; ANCAEE; network lifetime; clustering algorithms; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICT.2016.076770

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 2016 Vol.8 No.4, pp.357 - 370

Received: 20 Jan 2014
Accepted: 05 Jun 2014

Published online: 26 Mar 2016 *

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