Research Area:  Wireless Sensor Networks
In this paper, we have presented a comprehensive study on designing an aware energy architecture of Wireless Sensor Networks. A summary and modelling of various major techniques in designing the constituents of clustered wireless sensor network architecture are given in detail. In continuation of it, we have also analysed our proposed scheme, Extended-Multilayer Cluster Designing Algorithm (E-MCDA) in a large network. Among its components, algorithms for time slot allocation, minimising the CH competition candidates, and cluster member selection to CH play underpinning roles to achieve the target. These incorporations in MCDA result in minimising transmissions, suppressing the unneeded response of transmissions and near equal size and equal load clusters. We have done extensive simulations in NS2 and evaluate the performance of E-MCDA in energy consumption at various aspects of energy, packets transmission, the number of designed clusters, the number of nodes per cluster and un-clustered nodes. It is found that the proposed mechanism optimistically outperforms the competition with MCDA and EADUC concerning parameters above.
Author(s) Name:  Sohail Jabbar, Mudassar Ahmad, Kaleem Razzaq Malik, Shehzad Khalid, Junaid Chaudhry and Omar Aldabbas
Journal name:  Mobile Networks and Applications
Publisher name:  Springer
Volume Information:   volume 23, pages 432–445 (2018)
Paper Link:   https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11036-018-1021-3