Maximizing Network Lifetime Operator for Wireless Sensor Networks
Keywords:Operational Network lifetime, energy consumption, delay, clusters
Optimizing and enhancing network lifetime with minimum energy consumption is the major challenge in field of wireless sensor networks. Existing techniques for optimizing network lifetime are based on exploiting node redundancy, adaptive radio transmission power and topology control. Topology control protocols have a significant impact on network lifetime, available energy and connectivity. In this paper we categorize sensor nodes as strong and weak nodes based on their residual energy as well as operational lifetime and propose a Maximizing Network lifetime Operator (MLTO) that defines cluster based topology control mechanism to enhance network lifetime while guarantying the minimum energy consumption and minimum delay. Extensive simulations in Java-Simulator (J-Sim) show that our proposed operator outperforms the existing protocols in terms of various performance metrics life network lifetime, average delay and minimizes energy utilization.