Divide-and-Rule Scheme for Energy Efficient Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks

Date Added: Mar 2013
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From energy conservation perspective in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), clustering of sensor nodes is a challenging task. Clustering technique in routing protocols play a key role to prolong the stability period and lifetime of the network. In this paper, the authors propose and evaluate a new routing protocol for WSNs. Their protocol; Divide-and-Rule (DR) is based upon static clustering and dynamic Cluster Head (CH) selection technique. This technique selects fixed number of CHs in each round instead of probabilistic selection of CH. Simulation results show that DR protocol outperforms its counterpart routing protocols.