International Journal of Computer Networks and Wireless Communications (IJCNWC)
In this paper, the authors followed a meta-heuristic technique to conserve the battery life of a cluster of nodes being used in a WSN. In wireless sensor networks, all the nodes need not to be powered all the time and each node has a limited battery life. Hence the conservation of battery life is a vital issue. The proposed solution is based on Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) a meta-heuristic approach by calculating the cost value using MATLAB version R2011b due to the ease of implementation of node deployment and network setup in it.