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

Mahbod Ghelichi, Seied Kazem Jahanbakhsh, Esmaeil Sanaei
2008 Fifth International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (itng 2008)  
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
more » ... 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.
doi:10.1109/itng.2008.204 dblp:conf/itng/GhelichiJS08 fatcat:4ificouuezgxzdo2msxpr42ije