UHEED - An Unequal Clustering Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks

E. Ever, R. Luchmun, L. Mostarda, A. Navarra, P. Shah

Abstract

Prolonging the lifetime of wireless sensor networks has always been a determining factor when designing and deploying such networks. Clustering is one technique that can be used to extend the lifetime of sensor networks by grouping sensors together. However, there exists the hot spot problem which causes an unbalanced energy consumption in equally formed clusters. In this paper, we propose UHEED, an unequal clustering algorithm which mitigates this problem and which leads to a more uniform residual energy in the network and improves the network lifetime. Furthermore, from the simulation results presented, we were able to deduce the most appropriate unequal cluster size to be used.

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in Harvard Style

Ever E., Luchmun R., Mostarda L., Navarra A. and Shah P. (2012). UHEED - An Unequal Clustering Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS, ISBN 978-989-8565-01-3, pages 185-193. DOI: 10.5220/0003804001850193


in Bibtex Style

@conference{sensornets12,
author={E. Ever and R. Luchmun and L. Mostarda and A. Navarra and P. Shah},
title={UHEED - An Unequal Clustering Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,},
year={2012},
pages={185-193},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003804001850193},
isbn={978-989-8565-01-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,
TI - UHEED - An Unequal Clustering Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks
SN - 978-989-8565-01-3
AU - Ever E.
AU - Luchmun R.
AU - Mostarda L.
AU - Navarra A.
AU - Shah P.
PY - 2012
SP - 185
EP - 193
DO - 10.5220/0003804001850193