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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 Topology of the Network in BCDCP.
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f7-sensors-12-11113: The Topology of the Network in BCDCP.

Mentions: In BCDCP, a multi-hop routing scheme is adopted to transfer the sensed data to the BS. Once the clusters and the CHs have been identified, the BS chooses the lowest-energy routing path and transfer information to the nodes along with the details on cluster groupings and selected CHs. The routing paths are selected by first connecting all the CHs by means of the Minimum Spanning Tree (MST) approach [69], which minimizes the energy consumption for each CH, and then randomly choosing one CH to forward the data to the BS. By randomizing the CH transmissions to the BS, the transmission burden is distributed almost evenly among all CHs in BCDCP. Figure 7 is the topology of the network in BCDCP.


A survey on clustering routing protocols in wireless sensor networks.

Liu X - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

The Topology of the Network in BCDCP.
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f7-sensors-12-11113: The Topology of the Network in BCDCP.
Mentions: In BCDCP, a multi-hop routing scheme is adopted to transfer the sensed data to the BS. Once the clusters and the CHs have been identified, the BS chooses the lowest-energy routing path and transfer information to the nodes along with the details on cluster groupings and selected CHs. The routing paths are selected by first connecting all the CHs by means of the Minimum Spanning Tree (MST) approach [69], which minimizes the energy consumption for each CH, and then randomly choosing one CH to forward the data to the BS. By randomizing the CH transmissions to the BS, the transmission burden is distributed almost evenly among all CHs in BCDCP. Figure 7 is the topology of the network in BCDCP.

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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