International Scholarly Research Network
One of the important problems for wireless sensor networks is increasing the network lifetime. Clustering is an efficient technique for prolonging the lifetime of wireless sensor networks. This paper proposes a Multi-Hop Clustering algorithm (MHC) for energy saving in wireless sensor networks. MHC selects the cluster-heads according to the two parameters the remaining energy and node degree. Also cluster heads select their members according to the two parameters of sensor the remaining energy and the distance to its cluster head. MHC is done in three phases quickly.