Improved WSN Capabilities Through Efficient Duty-Cycle Mechanism

  • Zibouda Aliouat
  • Makhlouf AliouatEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9464)


A Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is mission dependent network, deployed in an interesting area in order to collect data about a relevant observable environmental phenomenon and send them to end user through a base station. Due to their potential promising development, WSN increasingly attract researcher’s attention in order to ensure them the expected maturity of widespread deployment. However, many obstacles inherent to intrinsic sensor node characteristics may prevent achieving this goal. So, energy depleting is the most important hindering since node initial energy budget is poor. In this paper, we propose new hierarchical routing protocol sensitive to energy consumption and based on nodes duty-cycle management. This protocol improves WSN life time duration and data packets loss rate. The proposal was integrated to the well know LEACH protocol to enhance its performance. Simulation results via NS2 simulator showed that the proposal is convincing and outperforms the classical LEACH capabilities.


WSN Energy conservation Life time duration Data loss 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science Department, Faculty of SciencesUniversity Ferhat Abbas Sétif 1SétifAlgeria

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