Performance Evaluation of Cluster-Based Routing Protocols Used in Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks
WSNs are highly affected by the energy dissipation of the nodes. In fact, sensor nodes are usually used to collect and report application-specific data to the monitoring node, known as a sink node. A primary goal in the design of wireless sensor networks is lifetime maximization, constrained by the energy capacity of batteries. Clustering technique is one of the most efficient techniques which cater to the requirement of energy conservation in wireless sensor networks. This paper analyzes the performance of (DEEC) Distributed Energy Efficient Clustering protocol in context to network lifetime, energy consumption and energy balancing.