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A survey on clustering routing protocols in wireless sensor networks.

Liu X - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

Bottom Line: Owing to a variety of advantages, clustering is becoming an active branch of routing technology in WSNs.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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Affiliation: School of Electronic and Information Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China. liuxuxun@scut.edu.cn

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The 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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The Grid-based Topology in TTDD.
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f10-sensors-12-11113: The Grid-based Topology in TTDD.

Mentions: In TTDD, a source divides the field into a grid of cells and each cell is square. A source, at one crossing point of the grid, propagates data announcements to reach all the other crossings, called dissemination points, on the grid as shown in Figure 10. A source calculates the locations of its four neighboring dissemination points and sends a data announcement message to the four neighboring dissemination points using simple greedy geographical forwarding, i.e., it forwards the message to the neighbor node that has the smallest distance to the neighboring dissemination point. Similarly, the neighbor node continues forwarding the data announcement message till the message stops at a node that is closer to the dissemination point than all its neighbors. During this process, each intermediate node stores the source information and this process continues until the message stops at the border of the network. After this process, the grid structure is obtained.


A survey on clustering routing protocols in wireless sensor networks.

Liu X - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

The Grid-based Topology in TTDD.
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f10-sensors-12-11113: The Grid-based Topology in TTDD.
Mentions: In TTDD, a source divides the field into a grid of cells and each cell is square. A source, at one crossing point of the grid, propagates data announcements to reach all the other crossings, called dissemination points, on the grid as shown in Figure 10. A source calculates the locations of its four neighboring dissemination points and sends a data announcement message to the four neighboring dissemination points using simple greedy geographical forwarding, i.e., it forwards the message to the neighbor node that has the smallest distance to the neighboring dissemination point. Similarly, the neighbor node continues forwarding the data announcement message till the message stops at a node that is closer to the dissemination point than all its neighbors. During this process, each intermediate node stores the source information and this process continues until the message stops at the border of the network. After this process, the grid structure is obtained.

Bottom Line: Owing to a variety of advantages, clustering is becoming an active branch of routing technology in WSNs.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.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Electronic and Information Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China. liuxuxun@scut.edu.cn

ABSTRACT
The 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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