Energy Aware Threshold Based Efficient Clustering (EATEC) for Wireless Sensor Networks

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This paper presents a new protocol called Energy Aware Threshold based Efficient Clustering (EATEC) which aims to reduce energy consumption within the wireless network. Efficiency of a wireless network depends on mainly of energy consumption. In cluster based protocols, changing of cluster and cluster head also consume more energy. So, in this proposed protocol, the authors are reducing the wastage of energy while selecting or changing the clusters/cluster heads. They evaluate both LEACH and EATEC through simulations using NS-2 simulator which shows that EATEC performs better than LEACH protocol.