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Energy-Balanced and Distributed Clustering Protocol for IoT Wireless Sensors
conference contributionposted on 2020-01-01, 00:00 authored by M F Hassan, Shiva PokhrelShiva Pokhrel, B Al-Musawi
© 2020 IEEE. With the ensuing massive communication demands required for IoT Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), conventional routing protocols in wireless networks are not applicable to the massive IoT sensors networking. Consequently, a new type of protocols called energy-aware routing protocols have been proposed. Major design goals of such protocols are to uniformly distribute energy consumption among the IoT nodes and minimize the energy dissipation optimally. In this paper, we develop a novel Energy Balanced Distributed Clustering protocol (EBDC) to minimize the energy consumption among sensor nodes uniformly. Moreover, the proposed EBDC is based on an adaptive clustering and re-clustering process. We evaluate the proposed protocol on different energy-based WSNs protocols. Our evaluation shows EBDC achieves a notable enhancement in terms of balanced energy consumption and extended network lifetime compared to the other existing protocols. Besides, we propose a new metric for the evaluation of protocols.