An energy efficient fuzzy logic cluster formation protocol in wireless sensor networks

Aslam, Nauman, Mhemed, Rogaia, Phillips, William and Comeau, Frank (2012) An energy efficient fuzzy logic cluster formation protocol in wireless sensor networks. In: The 3rd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, 27-29 August 2012, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

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Despite significant advancements in wireless sensor networks (WSNs), energy conservation remains one of the most important research challenges. Researchers have investigated architectures and topologies that allow energy efficient operation of WSNs. One of the popular techniques in this regard is clustering. While many researchers have investigated cluster head selection, this paper investigates the cluster formation. In particular, we propose a novel scheme, the Fuzzy Logic Cluster Formation Protocol (FLCFP), which uses Fuzzy Logic Inference System (FIS) in the cluster formation process. We demonstrate that using multiple parameters in cluster formation reduces energy consumption. We compare our technique with the well known LEACH protocol to show that using a multi parameter FIS enhances the network lifetime significantly.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: wireless sensor network, clustering, fuzzy logic, energy efficiency
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Nauman Aslam
Date Deposited: 14 May 2012 14:49
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 01:32

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