A Low Energy Consumption Clustering Routing Protocol Based on K-Means


A low energy consumption clustering algorism based on LEACH is researched. Firstly, A method for obtaining the number of clusters k is given, then using the K-Means algorism to divide all the sensor nodes in WSN to the k clusters, in the whole network life cycle the cluster will not changed, and when the energy of cluster head is lower than some threshold, it will be changed. The data transmission between cluster heads to sink node use mixed model, namely, the cluster near the sink node using the single hop and the one far from it using the multiple hops. The experiment shows our method has the longer life cycle and more received information. It is an effective clustering protocol.

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S. Zhong, G. Wang, X. Leng, X. Wang, L. Xue and Y. Gu, "A Low Energy Consumption Clustering Routing Protocol Based on K-Means," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 5 No. 12, 2012, pp. 1013-1015. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2012.512117.

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