Date Added: Nov 2009
Because of limited energy of nodes, an important issue for sensor network is efficient use of the energy. The clustering technique reduces energy consumption as cluster head sends sensed information to a sink node. Because of such character of clustering technique, electing cluster head is an important element for networks. This paper proposes RCFT(Re-Clustering Formation Technique) that reconstruct clusters in hierarchical sensor networks. RCFT is a protocol that reconstructed clusters considering position of a cluster head and nodes in randomly constructed clusters. And this paper demonstrated that clusters are composed evenly through simulation, accordingly this simulation shows the result reducing energy consumption.