1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications

Research Article

RCCT: Robust Clustering with Cooperative Transmission for Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2870,
        author={Mahbod Ghelichi and Seied Kazem  jahanbakhsh and Esmaeil Sanaei},
        title={RCCT: Robust Clustering with Cooperative Transmission for Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Clustering cooperative transmission fault tolerant algorithm wireless sensor network.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2870}
    }
    
  • Mahbod Ghelichi
    Seied Kazem jahanbakhsh
    Esmaeil Sanaei
    Year: 2010
    RCCT: Robust Clustering with Cooperative Transmission for Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks
    MOBILWARE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2870
Mahbod Ghelichi1,*, Seied Kazem jahanbakhsh2,*, Esmaeil Sanaei3,*
  • 1: Electrical engineering department Sharif university of technology Tehran, Iran +98-935-2160794
  • 2: Electrical engineering department Sharif university of technology Tehran, Iran +98-912-2035105
  • 3: Electrical engineering department Sharif university of technology Tehran, Iran +98-912-1127471
*Contact email: m_ghelichi@ee.sharif.edu, jahanbakhsh@ee.sharif.edu, sanaei@sharif.edu

Abstract

Data gathering is a common but critical operation in many applications of wireless sensor networks. Innovative techniques that improve energy efficiency to prolong the network lifetime are highly required. Clustering is an effective topology control approach in wireless sensor networks, which can increase scalability and lifetime. Collaboration of hundreds or thousands of cheap micro sensor nodes allows users to accurately monitor a remote environment by intelligently combining the data from the individual nodes. These networks require robust wireless communication protocols that are energy efficient and provide low latency. In this paper, we develop and analyze an efficient cooperative transmission protocol with robust clustering (RCCT) for sensor networks that considers a fault-tolerant and energyefficient distributed clustering with minimum overhead. RCCT distributes energy load by energy-aware member selection for cooperative data transmission. Simulation results show a better performance of RCCT as compared to the conventional protocols.