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Comparative analysis of centralized and distributed clustering algorithm for energy- efficient wireless sensor network

Author Affiliations

  • 1Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg (CG), India
  • 2Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg (CG), India

Res. J. Computer & IT Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 1-5, June,20 (2017)


There has been an enormous growth in the wireless communication systems involving real time applications of sensor enabled devices. For developing an energy-efficient, reliable and scalable Wireless Sensor Networks, clustering is adopted as an optimal solution. Clustering mechanism is broadly classified into two categories i.e. centralized and distributed manner. In this paper, we investigate the performance of both centralized and distributed clustering algorithm. The energy consumption is considered as key performance indicator to differentiate both of them. Simulation results shows that distributed clustering outperforms over centralized clustering.


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