Volume 12, Number 1

An Enhanced Hybrid Routing and Clustering Technique for Wireless Sensor Network


Hasan Al-Refai, Philadelphia University, Jordan


Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) have extensively deployed in a wide range of applications. However, WSN still faces several limitations in processing capabilities, memory, and power supply of sensor nodes. It is required to extend the lifetime of WSN. Mainly this is achieved by routing protocols choosing the best transmission path in-network with desired power conservation.This cause is developing a generic protocol framework for WSNa big challenge. This work proposed a new routing technique, described as Hybrid Routing-Clustering (HRC) model. This new approach takes advantage of clustering and routing procedures defined in K-Mean clustering and AODV routing, which constituted of three phases. This development aims to achieve enhanced power conservation rate in consequence network lifetime. An extensive evaluation methodology utilized to measure the performance of the proposed model in simulated scenarios.The results categorized in terms of the average amount of packet received and power conservation rate. The Hybrid Routing-Clustering (HRC) model was determined, showed enhanced results regarding both parameters. In the end, they are comparing these results with well-known routing and well-known clustering algorithms.


Wireless Sensor Networks, Clustering, Routing, Power conservation, Network lifetime, AODV, K-Mean, LEACH