CCABC: Cyclic Cellular Automata Based Clustering for Energy Conservation in Sensor Networks
Sensor network has been recognized as the most significant technology for next century. Despite of its potential application, wireless sensor network encounters resource restriction such as low power, reduced bandwidth and specially limited power sources. This paper proposes an efficient technique for the conservation of energy in a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) by forming an effective cluster of the network nodes distributed over a wide range of geographical area. The clustering scheme is developed around a specified class of Cellular Automata (CA) referred to as the modified Cyclic Cellular Automata (mCCA).