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Journal of Mobile Communication
Year: 2010 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 38-42
DOI: 10.3923/jmcomm.2010.38.42  
Weighted Election Protocol for Clustered Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks
Md. Golam Rashed and M. Hasnat Kabir
 
Abstract: We propose a new protocol named WEP (Weighted Election Protocol) to improve the stable region of the clustering hierarchy process using the characteristic parameters of heterogeneity, namely the fraction of advanced nodes and the additional energy factor between advanced and normal nodes. WEP attempts to maintain the constraint of well balanced energy consumption. Intuitively, advanced nodes have to become cluster heads more often than normal nodes. The performance of the WEP via computer simulation is evaluated and compared with other clustering algorithms. It has been found that WEP always prolongs the stability period compared to other current clustering protocols (LEACH, HEARP and SEP) for higher values of extra energy.
 
How to cite this article:
Md. Golam Rashed and M. Hasnat Kabir, 2010. Weighted Election Protocol for Clustered Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks. Journal of Mobile Communication, 4: 38-42.
DOI: 10.3923/jmcomm.2010.38.42
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=jmcomm.2010.38.42