Ad Hoc Networks. First International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2009, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, September 22-25, 2009. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

An Energy-Efficient Cluster-Head Selection Protocol for Energy-Constrained Wireless Sensor Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11723-7_2,
        author={Peng Hao and Wanzhi Qiu and Rob Evans},
        title={An Energy-Efficient Cluster-Head Selection Protocol for Energy-Constrained Wireless Sensor Networks},
        proceedings={Ad Hoc Networks. First International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2009, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, September 22-25, 2009. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ADHOCNETS},
        year={2012},
        month={7},
        keywords={Energy-constrained WSNs cluster-head selection protocol energy consumption cycle lifetime},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11723-7_2}
    }
    
  • Peng Hao
    Wanzhi Qiu
    Rob Evans
    Year: 2012
    An Energy-Efficient Cluster-Head Selection Protocol for Energy-Constrained Wireless Sensor Networks
    ADHOCNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11723-7_2
Peng Hao1,*, Wanzhi Qiu1,*, Rob Evans1,*
  • 1: The University of Melbourne
*Contact email: peng.hao@nicta.com.au, wanzhi.qiu@nicta.com.au, rob.evans@nicta.com.au

Abstract

In clustered wireless sensor networks, cluster-heads (CHs) are the key. And the CH selection methods can affect the efficiency of the cluster and even influence the lifetime of an energy-constrained network. In this paper, we propose the Energy-consumption-cycle based Cluster-heads Selection (ECHS) protocol. ECHS selects CHs via two phases. In the first phase, CH candidates are chosen based on an adaptable energy threshold and the status of neighbor nodes. In the second phase, each candidate computes its own Energy Consumption Cycles (), which is relevant to the CH candidate’s residual energy and the energy consumption when communicating with its neighbor nodes. The actually evaluates the lifetime of the potential cluster. Hence the CH candidate with both higher residual energy and higher has more possibility to be the CH. By comparing , the suitable CHs can be obtained. Simulation results illustrate that ECHS protocol prolongs the network lifetime and also increases the amount of data received at BS.