Improved Energy Efficient Protocol using Clustering in Wireless Sensor Networks (IEEP)

Abstract

-Wireless sensor networks are made up of large number of inexpensive devices that are networked via low power wireless communications. Sensors depend entirely on the battery life which cannot be generated or substituted. The design of energy efficient protocol to prolong the lifetime of the network is necessary. In this paper, we present a mechanism for improving the efficiency of a Wireless Sensor Network by considering levels of clustering and chain mechanism for routing data packets to base stations. The design of energy efficient protocol to prolong the lifetime of network is necessary. The proposed protocol, Improved Energy Efficient Protocol (IEEP) using clustering balances the energy, saves the node energy and prolongs the network lifetime. The performance of the protocol is analysed with the comparision of various network parameters which includes cluster formation, cluster head selection, chain formation, data aggregation and communication. The experimental results are simulated using NS2 simulation tool by considering set of parameters. Index Terms — Energy Efficient, Wireless Sensor Networks, Clustering, Network lifetime, Data Aggregation, Communication, Mobility. ——————————  ——————————

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@inproceedings{C2015ImprovedEE, title={Improved Energy Efficient Protocol using Clustering in Wireless Sensor Networks (IEEP)}, author={Sreevidya R C and Nagaraja}, year={2015} }