International Journal of Computer Applications
In this paper, the authors present the clustering mechanism implemented across the sensing nodes of wireless networks. The paper discusses the nodal architecture of sensing network and the issues which raise the instabilities in network processes during its implementation in practical environment. Also the standard routing protocols are also described and evaluated for the node lifetime span. Efficient clustering mechanisms are essential for ensuring network's maximum life and uninterrupted service delivery. The routing protocols implemented are: Low Energy Adaptive Clustering Hierarchy (LEACH), stable election protocol, and deterministic energy-efficient clustering.