International Journal of Computer Applications
Limitation of energy consumption that impress lifetime of sensor network directly, is one of the major challenges in wireless sensor networks. In this paper, a confident communication protocol is presented that include low energy consumption for wireless sensor networks that dispense monotonous cargo of energy between sensors and increases network lifetime. This protocol is a cluster-based one that originated from combination of DBS and clustering in wireless sensor networks by using cellular learning automata. Based on the proposed protocol, the cluster head nodes are identified in various phases based on parameters: the amount of node energy, distance from the base station, the number of neighbors and the number of CH nodes in neighbors.