EE-MRP: Energy-Efficient Multistage Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

Khan, Muhammad Kamran, Shiraz, Muhammad, Zrar Ghafoor, Kayhan, Khan, Suleman, Safaa Sadiq, Ali and Ahmed, Ghufran (2018) EE-MRP: Energy-Efficient Multistage Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 2018. ISSN 1530-8669

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Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have captivated substantial attention from both industrial and academic research in the last few years. The major factor behind the research efforts in that field is their vast range of applications which include surveillance systems, military operations, health care, environment event monitoring, and human safety. However, sensor nodes are low potential and energy constrained devices; therefore, energy-efficient routing protocol is the foremost concern. In this paper, an energy-efficient routing protocol for wireless sensor networks is proposed. Our protocol consists of a routing algorithm for the transmission of data, cluster head selection algorithm, and a scheme for the formation of clusters. On the basis of energy analysis of the existing routing protocols, a multistage data transmission mechanism is proposed. An efficient cluster head selection algorithm is adopted and unnecessary frequency of reclustering is exterminated. Static clustering is used for efficient selection of cluster heads. The performance and energy efficiency of our proposed routing protocol are assessed by the comparison of the existing routing protocols on a simulation platform. On the basis of simulation results, it is observed that our proposed routing protocol (EE-MRP) has performed well in terms of overall network lifetime, throughput, and energy efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2019 13:32
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 11:01

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