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Optimal Cluster Sizes for Wireless Sensor Networks: An Experimental Analysis

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Optimal Cluster Sizes for Wireless Sensor Networks: An Experimental Analysis
Node clustering and data aggregation are popular techniques to reduce energy consumption in large WSNs and a large body of literature has emerged describing various clustering protocols. Unfortunately, for practitioners wishing to exploit clustering in deployments, there is little help when trying to identify a protocol that meets their needs. This paper takes a step back from specific protocols to consider the fundamental question: what is the optimal cluster size in terms of the resulting communication generated to collect data. Our experimental analysis considers a wide range of parameters that characterize the WSN, and shows that in the most common cases, clusters in which all nodes can communicate in one hop to the cluster head are optimal.
Anna Förster, Alexander Förster, Amy L.
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where ADHOCNETS
Authors Anna Förster, Alexander Förster, Amy L. Murphy
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