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Considering operational lifetime and load balancing as major constraints in the transmission of signals in the sensors of underwater ad hoc networks, the authors put forward in this paper a novel idea of using clustering approach to optimize the power consumption of the batteries in the sensors of the underwater ad hoc networks. The networks in underwater consists of a number of sensors and vehicles that are deployed to perform numerous tasks. One of the major challenges is the efficient utilization of the battery power which is limited and underwater sensor batteries usually cannot be recharged.
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