• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 5, Pages: 1-9

Original Article

Establishing Path Quality Management in Wireless Sensor Networks through Cluster Head Determination


Because of its huge scale and restrictions on scope of communication, a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) generally depends on multi-hop transmissions to transmit a data packet along a succession of storage nodes. It is of key significance to estimate the forwarding nature of multi-hop routes and such data might be used in developing dynamic and economical routing methodologies. Objective: To develop a scheme which eases the determination of Cluster Heads (CH) in a WSN, which inturn would enhances the quality of path management. Analysis: Existing measurements for the most part, concentrate on evaluating the connection link performance among the sensor nodes while ignoring the forwarding abilities inside them. Recent studies demonstrate that the nature of forwarding inside every wireless sensor node is equally essential component that adds to the path quality in data transmission. Methodology: We propose a methodology to reduce the overhead by developing an efficient scheme for selecting a Cluster Head (CH) in each cluster to represent all the other nodes in the cluster. This CH will be responsible for representing the entire Cluster viz., To determine the routing path ,To detect the malicious nodes (Attacker Node) in each cluster, etc., which eventually eases the task of determining the forwarding path, in other words, enhancing the forwarding path quality. Findings/Improvements: A stand-alone application had been developed for this proposed system in Eclispe IDE and the results we obtained has proved that the proposed methodology ,when applied can achieve the required forwarding path quality management in WSN by evaluating both the connection link performance and also the forwarding abilities inside a sensor node.

Keywords: Clustering, Multi Hop Routes, Path Quality, Quality of Forwarding, Wireless Sensor Networks 


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