A learning automata-based algorithm using stochastic minimum spanning tree for improving life time in wireless sensor networks

Asgari Chamran, Rahmati Torkashv Rohollah, Barati Masoud
2013 International Journal of Physical Sciences  
Several algorithms have already been provided for problems of data aggregation in wireless sensor networks, which somehow tried to increase networks lifetimes. In this study, we dealt with this problem using a more efficient method by taking parameters such as the distance between two sensors into account. In this paper, we presented a heuristic algorithm based on distributed learning automata with variable actions set for solving data aggregation problems within stochastic graphs where the
more » ... hts of edges change with time. To aggregate data, the algorithm, in fact, creates a stochastic minimum spanning tree (SMST) in networks where variable distances of links are considered as edges, and sends data in the form of a single packet to central node after data was processed inside networks. To understand this subject better, we modeled the problem for a stochastic graph having edges with changing weights. Although this assumption that edges weights change with time makes our task difficult, the results of simulations indicate relatively optimal performance of this method.
doi:10.5897/ijps12.325 fatcat:o5nhfdob4ba7pe274nzxkjkmge