A Survey on Clustering Routing Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks
AbstractThe past few years have witnessed increased interest in the potential use of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in a wide range of applications and it has become a hot research area. Based on network structure, routing protocols in WSNs can be divided into two categories: flat routing and hierarchical or clustering routing. Owing to a variety of advantages, clustering is becoming an active branch of routing technology in WSNs. In this paper, we present a comprehensive and fine grained survey on clustering routing protocols proposed in the literature for WSNs. We outline the advantages and objectives of clustering for WSNs, and develop a novel taxonomy of WSN clustering routing methods based on complete and detailed clustering attributes. In particular, we systematically analyze a few prominent WSN clustering routing protocols and compare these different approaches according to our taxonomy and several significant metrics. Finally, we summarize and conclude the paper with some future directions.
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Liu, X. A Survey on Clustering Routing Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2012, 12, 11113-11153.
Liu X. A Survey on Clustering Routing Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors. 2012; 12(8):11113-11153.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Xuxun. 2012. "A Survey on Clustering Routing Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks." Sensors 12, no. 8: 11113-11153.