How to Prolong Network Life-Span in Wireless Networks

Date Added: Sep 2011
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One of the most important problems in wireless sensor network is to develop a routing protocol that has energy efficiency. Since the power of the sensor Nodes are limited, conserving energy and network life is a critical issue in wireless sensor network. Clustering is one of the known methods widely used to face these challenges. In this paper, a cluster based communication protocol with considering the low energy consumption in wireless sensor networks, is introduced which balances the energy load among sensor nodes. The nodes close to each other have more overlap; they sense the same data from environment and cause a waste of energy by generating repetitive data.