Volume 14, Number 2

FLOC: Hesitant Fuzzy Linguistic Term Set Analysis in Energy Harvesting Opportunistic Clustering Using Relative Thermal Entropy and RF Energy Transfer


Junaid Anees and Hao-Chun Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China


Limited energy resources and sensor nodes’ adaptability with the surrounding environment play a significant role in the sustainable Wireless Sensor Networks. This paper proposes a novel, dynamic, selforganizing opportunistic clustering using Hesitant Fuzzy Linguistic Term Analysis- based Multi-Criteria Decision Modeling methodology in order to overcome the CH decision-making problems and network lifetime bottlenecks. The asynchronous sleep/awake cycle strategy could be exploited to make an opportunistic connection between sensor nodes using opportunistic connection random graph. Every node in the network observe the node gain degree, energy welfare, relative thermal entropy, link connectivity, expected optimal hop, link quality factor etc. to form the criteria for Hesitant Fuzzy Linguistic Term Set. It makes the node to evaluate its current state and make the decision about the required action (‘CH’, ‘CM’ or ‘relay’). Our proposed scheme leads to an improvement in network lifetime, packet delivery ratio and overall energy consumption against existing benchmarks.


Graph Theory, Wireless Sensor Networks, Hesitant Fuzzy Linguistic Term Set, Opportunistic Routing and RF Energy Transfer.