DCPVP: Distributed Clustering Protocol Using Voting and Priority for Wireless Sensor Networks
AbstractThis paper presents a new clustering protocol for designing energy-efficient hierarchical wireless sensor networks (WSNs) by dividing the distributed sensor network into virtual sensor groups to satisfy the scalability and prolong the network lifetime in large-scale applications. The proposed approach is a distributed clustering protocol called DCPVP, which is based on voting and priority ideas. In the DCPVP protocol, the size of clusters is based on the distance of nodes from the data link such as base station (BS) and the local node density. The cluster heads are elected based on the mean distance from neighbors, remaining energy and the times of being elected as cluster head. The performance of the DCPVP protocol is compared with some well-known clustering protocols in literature such as the LEACH, HEED, WCA, GCMRA and TCAC protocols. The simulation results confirm that the prioritizing- and voting-based election ideas decrease the construction time and the energy consumption of clustering progress in sensor networks and consequently improve the lifetime of networks with limited resources and battery powered nodes in harsh and inaccessible environments. View Full-Text
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Hematkhah, H.; Kavian, Y.S. DCPVP: Distributed Clustering Protocol Using Voting and Priority for Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2015, 15, 5763-5782.
Hematkhah H, Kavian YS. DCPVP: Distributed Clustering Protocol Using Voting and Priority for Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors. 2015; 15(3):5763-5782.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hematkhah, Hooman; Kavian, Yousef S. 2015. "DCPVP: Distributed Clustering Protocol Using Voting and Priority for Wireless Sensor Networks." Sensors 15, no. 3: 5763-5782.