An power efficient algorithm for distributed ad-hoc cluster based Wireless Sensor Networks
TL;DR: An algorithm is proposed, which does not have a fixed infrastructure ie.
Abstract: Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are gaining much importance due to their varied characteristics and the ease with which they can be implemented in various environments to suit different purposes. The sensor nodes which are the main components of WSNs are typically battery equipped and difficult to recharge. Hence, the primary concern while designing such networks is to reduce the overall power consumption in order to prolong the network lifetime An efficient energy conservation technique and algorithm in order to generate a network with desired properties while reducing sensor's energy consumption are discussed and shown through simulation in this paper. Here we have proposed an algorithm, which does not have a fixed infrastructure ie., it is Ad-Hoc in nature, for reducing the overall energy usage by means of periodic coordination amongst Gateway Nodes and Base station.
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...The elected cluster heads must fulfil the terms and condition otherwise another node is selected to perform the cluster head functionality....
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...Forming a clustered network seems an effective mechanism to increase network’s lifetime....
...This test is performed with 1000 nodes distributed randomly, with a low speed of 10 m /s, to have the opportunity to compare our algorithm with CHEW and DKF DC algorithms that support only low speeds....
"An power efficient algorithm for di..." refers methods in this paper
...Section II gives an overview of BeamStar and GAF algorithms while in Section III and Section V we describe and analyze our proposed system....
...A location based routing algorithm known as Geographical Adaptive Fidelity (GAF)  conserves energy by turning off particular nodes belonging to certain geographical area while keeping only a few of them on....
...Thus, by switching off unnecessary nodes GAF achieves power consumption  with great efficiency....
...For reducing the energy consumption of the sensor nodes, a technique similar to the GAF is used....
...BeamStar  and GAF  are two well known algorithms whose concepts have been used in designing the algorithm proposed in this paper....
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...The sensor nodes do not have unique global ids and are simply named according to the ring number (RN) and the sector number (SN) in which they reside ....