Smart Clustering LEACH (SC-LEACH) Protocol for Improved Network Survivability in Wireless Sensor Networks
Ullas. P1, K. S. Shivaprakasha2 

1Ullas. P, Dept of E&CE, P E S College of Engineering Mandya, Karnataka, India.
2K. S. Shivaprakasha, Dept of E&CE, N M A M Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karkala, Karnataka, India

Manuscript received on 10 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 6106-6110 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B3858078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B3858.078219
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Abstract: Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are becoming increasingly popular by the virtue of its diversified applications. Nevertheless WSN faces various research challenges despite its ease of implementation. One of the major issues of concern is the energy efficiency which is closely related to the lifetime of the network. Low-Energy Adaptive Clustering Hierarchy (LEACH) is proven to be an efficient way to route packets in WSNs. However the performance of the LEACH can be further enhanced by lessening the frequency of cluster reformation. In this paper we propose a novel Smart Clustering LEACH (SC-LEACH) protocol which is an advancement over the traditional LEACH protocol. The results of the proposed algorithm were validated through simulations.
Index Terms: Adaptive Clustering, Threshold, Smart Clustering, Alive Nodes.

Scope of the Article: Energy Harvesting and Transfer for Wireless Sensor Networks