• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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Avoiding Energy Holes Problem using Load Balancing Approach in Wireless Sensor Network


Abstract

Clustering wireless sensor network is an efficient way to reduce the energy consumption of individual nodes in a cluster. In clustering, multihop routing techniques increase the load of the Cluster head near the sink. This unbalanced load on the Cluster head increases its energy consumption, thereby Cluster heads die faster and create an energy hole problem. In this paper, we propose an Energy Balancing Cluster Head (EBCH) in wireless sensor network. At First, we balance the intra cluster load among the cluster heads, which results in nonuniform distribution of nodes over an unequal cluster size. The load received by the Cluster head in the cluster distributes their traffic towards direct and multihop transmission based on the load distribution ratio. Also, we balance the energy consumption among the cluster heads to design an optimum load distribution ratio. Simulation result shows that this approach guarantees to increase the network lifetime, thereby balancing cluster head energy.


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[IEEE Style]
Bhagyalakshmi Lakshminarayanan and Murugan Krishanan, "Avoiding Energy Holes Problem using Load Balancing Approach in Wireless Sensor Network," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 1618-1637, 2014. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2014.05.007

[ACM Style]
Lakshminarayanan, B. and Krishanan, M. 2014. Avoiding Energy Holes Problem using Load Balancing Approach in Wireless Sensor Network. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 8, 5, (2014), 1618-1637. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2014.05.007