An Energy-Balanced Clustering Protocol Based on Dominating Set for Data Gathering in Wireless Sensor Networks
Data gathering is one basic functional operation provided by wireless sensor networks. Most existing clustering protocols suffer from unbalanced energy consumption among nodes, which shortens the lifetime of the network and limits their application in many fields. In this paper, an Energy-Balanced Dominating Set based Clustering scheme (EBDSC) is proposed to prolong the network lifetime by balancing energy consumption among nodes. In EBDSC, each node calculates the number of potential data gathering rounds it can afford when it acts as a cluster head.