Date Added: Jan 2013
To meet the demands of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) where data are usually aggregated at a single source prior to transmitting to any distant user, there is a need to establish a tree structure inside to aggregate data. In this paper, an Adaptive Energy aware Data aggregation Tree (AEDT) is proposed. The proposed tree uses the maximum energy available node as the data aggregator node. The tree incorporates sleep and awake technology where the communicating node and the parent node are only in awake state rest all the nodes go to sleep state saving the network energy and enhancing the network lifetime.