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Communication engineering and systems
In wireless sensor networks (WSNs) , energy is a major constrain.Energy efficient network protocols is required to maintain reliable sensing of the sensing field . WSNs that use LEACH protocol, have node in a cluster periodically take trials to become cluster - head,such that the nodes in the cluster becomes cluster - head evenly. Nodes with greater transmission distance to the base station in the cluster dies out faster because it performs more work in transmitting data when it is cluster-head. The distance-based algorithm presented in this project, ensures that work is allocated to the nodes in the cluster more evenly ,thus, all areas of the sensor field is sensed more reliably.
Otu, D. (2018) Protocol for Energy efficient cluster head election for collaborative cluster head elections. Masters thesis, DIT, 2018.