UDCA: An energy efficient clustering algorithm for wireless sensor network

S. B. Boregowda, A. R. Hemanth Kumar, N. V. Babu, C. Puttamadappa, H. S. Mruthyunjaya

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Abstract

In the past few years, the use of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) potentially increased in applications such as intrusion detection, forest fire detection, disaster management and battle field. Sensor nodes are generally battery operated low cost devices. The key challenge in the design and operation of WSNs is to prolong the network life time by reducing the energy consumption among sensor nodes. Node clustering is one of the most promising techniques for energy conservation. This paper presents a novel clustering algorithm which maximizes the network lifetime by reducing the number of communication among sensor nodes. This approach also includes new distributed cluster formation technique that enables self-organization of large number of nodes, algorithm for maintaining constant number of clusters by prior selection of cluster head and rotating the role of cluster head to evenly distribute the energy load among all sensor nodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)722-726
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume46
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Boregowda, S. B., Hemanth Kumar, A. R., Babu, N. V., Puttamadappa, C., & Mruthyunjaya, H. S. (2010). UDCA: An energy efficient clustering algorithm for wireless sensor network. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 46, 722-726.