Performance of an energy efficient routing scheme for cluster-based wireless sensor networks

Yung Fa Huang, Tung Jung Chan, Tsair Rong Chen, Young Long Chen, Neng Chung Wang

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This paper proposes a novel energy efficient data clustering scheme to improve energy efficiency for clusterbased wireless sensor networks (WSNs). In order to reduce the energy dissipation of transmitting sensing data at each sensor, the fixed clustering algorithm uniformly divides the sensing area into clusters where the cluster head is deployed to the centered of the cluster area. Moreover, to perform energy efficient grid clustering (EEGC), the nodes take turns to be cluster head. Simulation results show that proposed EEGC definitely reduces the energy consumption of the sensors and prolongs network lifetime to be longer than LEACH for both life rate=50% and 70%. Moreover, the total transmission data of EEGC is more 60% than LEACH scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-955
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Networks
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 27


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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