Clustering in wireless sensor networks based on node ranking

Mariam Alnuaimi, Khaled Shuaib, Klaithem Alnuaimi, Mohammed Abed-Hafez

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The need for efficient optimization of network resources to prolong the life time of large-scale and dense deployments of Wireless Sensor Networks opened the door for researchers to study and produce efficient clustering techniques. Clustering has been proven to be an effective approach for organizing a large scale WSN into connected groups increasing the life time and the reliability of such networks. Distance of the nodes from the base station and inter-node distances can have a high influence on saving energy and prolonging the network life time. In this paper, a new algorithm based on node ranking is proposed. The proposed algorithm uses node ranking to elect cluster heads based on energy levels and positions of the nodes in reference to the base station used as a sink for gathered information. Also the algorithm provides a stronger coverage through maintaining a global knowledge at the base station which in turn ensures that all nodes are reachable through connected cluster heads. Since the BS calculates the number of rounds a cluster head can remain through in advance, this feature will have a great effect in prolonging the network life time as it reduces the amount of energy wasted on replacing cluster heads. The performance of this algorithm compared to other well-known algorithms will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIWCMC 2014 - 10th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages488-493
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479909599
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 22 2014
Event10th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2014 - Nicosia, Cyprus
Duration: Aug 4 2014Aug 8 2014

Publication series

NameIWCMC 2014 - 10th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference

Other

Other10th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2014
Country/TerritoryCyprus
CityNicosia
Period8/4/148/8/14

Keywords

  • Clustering protocols
  • energy efficiency protocols
  • load balancing
  • routing protocols
  • wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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