Nature-Inspired Optimization and Priority Based Clustering Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks
Wireless sensor networks play important role to build various smart systems such as health, medical, military, etc. A wireless sensor network contains tiny sensor nodes to sense information of given environment. But, these sensor networks are battery constrained. Therefore, become dead after certain period of time. Also, the batteries of these sensor nodes are not rechargeable and even not replaceable. Therefore, conserving the energy of these sensor nodes become more challenging. Many researchers have developed various protocols to reduce the energy consumption. But, it is still defined as an open area of research. Therefore, in this paper, we have designed a novel nature-inspired optimization and priority based clustering protocol. Extensive experiments show that the proposed protocol indicates better energy conservation as compared to the competitive protocols.
Keyword: Lempel–Ziv–Welch, Data aggregation, Ant colony optimization, Particle swarm optimization