International Association of Engineering and Management Education (IAEME)
The advances in VLSI technologies have made it possible to have integrated devices with processing, storage, sensing, and communication capabilities. These small-scale, low-cost devices when wirelessly connected to form the so called wireless sensor networks open the door of a plethora of commercial and military applications. Extended network lifetime, scalability, and traffic balancing among the nodes in the network are significant requirements for wireless sensor networks. Clustering is one of the effectual techniques for achieving these requirements. This paper surveys, simulates and analyzes well referred clustering protocols which significantly control lifetime of the network.