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  • Authors: Nguyen, Thanh Tung; Nguyen, Van Duc (2012)

  • A difficult constraint in the design of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is the limited energy resource of the batteries of the sensors. This limited resource restricts the operating time that WSNs can function in their applications. Routing protocols play a major part in the energy efficiency of WSNs because data communication dissipates most of the energy resource of the networks. There are many energy-efficient cluster-based routing protocols to deliver data from sensors to a base station. All of these cluster-based algorithms are heuristic. The significant benefit of heuristic algorithms is that they are usually very simple and can be utilized for the optimization of large sensor networks. However, heuristic algorithms do not guarantee optimal solutions. This article presents an ...

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  • Authors: Nguyen, Thanh Tung; Nguyen, Van Duc; Nguyen, Hai Thanh (2012)

  • Sensor networks are deployed in numerous military and civil applications, such as remote target detection, weather monitoring, weather forecast, natural resource exploration and disaster management. Despite having many potential applications, wireless sensor networks still face a number of challenges due to their particular characteristics that other wireless networks, like cellular networks or mobile ad hoc networks do not have. The most difficult challenge of the design of wireless sensor networks is the limited energy resource of the battery of the sensors. This limited resource restricts the operational time that wireless sensor networks can function in their applications. Routing protocols play a major part in the energy efficiency of wireless sensor networks because data commu...