ANCH: A new clustering algorithm for wireless sensor networks

Morteza Mohammadi Zanjireh, Alireza Shahrabi-Farahani, Hadi Larijani

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    The adaptable and distributed nature of wireless sensor networks has made them popular in a broad range of applications. Clustering is a widely accepted approach for organising nodes in sensor networks to address the network congestion and energy efficiency concerns. In clustering, the number and uniform distribution of the cluster heads are crucial for the effectiveness of an algorithm. In this paper, we propose a new clustering algorithm for wireless sensor networks that reduces
    the networks energy consumption and significantly prolongs its lifetime. This is achieved by optimising the distribution of cluster heads across the network. The results of our extensive simulation study show considerable reduction in network energy consumption and therefore prolonging network lifetime.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA), 2013
    Place of PublicationBarcelona, Spain
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781467362399
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013


    • wireless sensor networks
    • algorithm

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)


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