Energy Efficient Clustering Protocol for Large-Scale Sensor Networks
Abstract— Energy Efficient Clustering Protocol for Large-Scale Sensor Networks. Due to the energy limit of sensor nodes, prolonging lifetime of wireless sensor networks < Final Year Projects 2016 > WSNs is a big challenge.This challenge become even more critical in large-scale sensor networks,in which more energy is consumed because of more data collections and packet transmissions.It is believed that clustering-based protocols are the best choice for such kind of WSNs. In this paper, we propose a clustering protocol called fan-shaped clustering (FSC) to partition a large-scale network into fan-shaped clusters. Based on this clustering scheme, different energy saving methods are proposed, such as efﬁcient cluster head and relay selection, locality of re-clustering, simple but robust routing and hotspot solution.