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A Reliable Clustering algorithm for data gathering and transmmision in wireless sensor networks

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2 Author(s)
Ying Liang ; Shenyang Ligong Univ., Shenyang, China ; Yongxin Feng

In wireless sensor networks, the data-centric sensing task focuses more on the data reliability. In this paper, a reliable clustering algorithm RCVC (reliable clustering using virtual cluster-head) is proposed. It provides multipath for nodes in the network by using a set of redundant cluster-heads which are marked with a unique virtual identification. When the active cluster-heads fail, according to a certain strategy, our algorithm repairs the communication failures by selecting a backup node from the set of redundant cluster-heads. Simulation results show that RCVC can effectively reduce the influence of cluster-head failure on the performance of algorithm and improve the reliability of communication in the network.

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Control and Decision Conference, 2009. CCDC '09. Chinese

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17-19 June 2009

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