ATCEEC: A new energy efficient routing protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

N. Javaid, M. Aslam, K. Djouani, Z. A. Khan, T. A. Alghamdi

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In this paper, we propose an Application-aware Threshold-based Centralized Energy Efficient Clustering (ATCEEC) protocol for routing in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). The proposed protocol assumes that each wireless sensor (node) is capable of sensing two types of environmental dynamics; temperature and humidity. Operation of ATCEEC is based on an advanced central control algorithm, where, Base Station (BS) is responsible for the selection of Cluster Heads (CHs). This selection is carried out on the bases of nodes' residual energy, average energy of the network, and relative distance between nodes and BS. ATCEEC achieves significant stability, extended network lifetime and better control over the network operation. Our hybrid protocol is suitable for both proactive and reactive networks. Simulation results show that ATCEEC yields maximum network lifetime and stability period as compared to the selected protocols.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC) - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 10 Jun 201414 Jun 2014


Conference2014 IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC)
Period10 Jun 201414 Jun 2014


  • clustering
  • energy efficient
  • routing protocol
  • centralized
  • heterogeneous
  • wireless sensor networks


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