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An Efficient Dynamic Load-balancing Aware Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

Eshaftri, Mohamed A.; Al-Dubai, Ahmed Y.; Romdhani, Imed; Yassein, Muneer Bani

Authors

Mohamed A. Eshaftri

Muneer Bani Yassein



Contributors

Liming Chen
Editor

Matthias Steinbaur
Editor

Ismail Khalil
Editor

Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis
Editor

Abstract

In Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), clustering techniques are among the effective solutions to reduce energy consumption and prolong the network lifetime. During the iterative re-clustering process, extra energy and time are consumed especially at the setup phase of every round. To address these issues, we propose a new cluster-based protocol namely, Dynamic Load-balancing Cluster Based Protocol (DLCP). Our protocol introduces a new inter-cluster approach to increase the network lifetime, rotates continuously the election of the Cluster Head (CH) in each cluster, and selects the node with the highest residual energy in each round. When the energy of CHs falls below a fixed threshold (TCH), a new clustering process is created. Extensive simulation experiments show that our proposed approach balances effectively the energy consumption among all sensor nodes and increases the network lifetime compared to other clustering protocols.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia - MoMM 2015
Start Date Dec 11, 2015
End Date Dec 13, 2015
Acceptance Date Dec 31, 2015
Online Publication Date Dec 11, 2015
Publication Date Dec 11, 2015
Deposit Date Dec 18, 2015
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 189-194
Book Title MoMM 2015 Proceedings of The 13th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia
ISBN 9781450334938
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/2837126.2837149
Keywords WSNs, Wireless Sensor Networks, Dynamic Load-balancing Cluster Based Protocol (DLCP); network lifetime; clustering protocols;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9324