Coverage based intercluster communication for load balancing in wireless sensor networks

Nauman Israr, Irfan Awan

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    Abstract

    Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) monitors changes in the operational environment and collaborate to actuate distributed tasks in dynamic uncertain and hostile environments. The biggest constraint of these networks is short life time. In this context, various schemes have been presented in order to improve the life time of these networks and to overcome the energy constraint. This paper presents a new cluster based routing algorithm to address the traditional problem of load balancing and energy efficiency in the WSNs. The proposed algorithm makes use of the nodes in a sensor network whose area coverage is covered by the neighboring nodes and marks these nodes as temporary cluster heads. These temporary cluster heads are later used for multihop intercluster communication. Performance studies indicate that the proposed algorithm solves effectively the problem of load balancing across the network and is more energy efficient compared to standard Leach and the enhanced version of Leach algorithms.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and ApplicationsWorkshops/Symposia, AINAW'07
    Pages923-928
    Number of pages6
    Volume1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2007
    Event21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
    Duration: 21 May 200723 May 2007

    Conference

    Conference21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications
    Abbreviated titleAINAW'07
    CountryCanada
    CityNiagara Falls, ON
    Period21/05/0723/05/07

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