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Energy-efficient Transmission based on Hierarchical Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
M. Ben Salah, A. Boulouz

Ben M Salah and A Boulouz. Energy-efficient Transmission based on Hierarchical Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications 166(2):17-20, May 2017. BibTeX

	author = {M. Ben Salah and A. Boulouz},
	title = {Energy-efficient Transmission based on Hierarchical Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {May 2017},
	volume = {166},
	number = {2},
	month = {May},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {17-20},
	numpages = {4},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017913920},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


In wireless sensor networks (WSN) energy consumption is the most critical problem because each sensor node has limited batteries. In order to reduce energy consumption and to optimize the network life-time of this kind of networks clustering algorithms have been widely used. LEACH is the most popular clustering algorithm, which used an interesting technique to select a cluster head alternately and to build cluster. In this work, we propose a new scheme to select cluster head according to the residual energy of nodes. The simulation results show that proposed algorithm achieve longer stability period and network life-time by comparison to other clustering approaches i.e. LEACH, ALEACH, LEAHC-DCHS and LEACH-SWDN.


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Wireless sensor networks; energy consumption; clustering; homogeneous; life-time, stability period