Energy Efficient Cluster Formation in Wireless Sensor Networks Using Cuckoo Search

  • Manian Dhivya
  • Murugesan Sundarambal
  • J. Oswald Vincent
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7077)


Wireless Sensor Networks consist of wide range of applications to be discerned and researched nowadays. The foremost restraint of these Networks is to reduce energy consumption and to prolong the lifetime of the network. In this paper a meta-heuristic optimization technique, Cuckoo Search is used to aggregate data in the Sensor Network. In the proposed technique, the least energy nodes are formed as subordinate chains (or) clusters for sensing the data and high energy nodes as Cluster Head for communicating to the base station. The Cuckoo search is proposed to get enhanced network performance incorporating balanced energy dissipation and results in the formation of optimum number of clusters and minimal energy consumption. The feasibility of the scheme is manifested by the Simulation results on comparison with the traditional methods.


Wireless Sensor Networks Clustering Cuckoo Search energy efficiency Network Lifetime 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manian Dhivya
    • 1
  • Murugesan Sundarambal
    • 2
  • J. Oswald Vincent
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringAnna University of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringCoimbatore Institute of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  3. 3.SHV Energy Private LimitedChennaiIndia

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