Fire-LEACH: A Novel Clustering Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks based on Firefly Algorithm

Sandeep Kumar E, Kusuma S.M., Vijaya Kumar B.P.


Clustering protocols have proven to increase the network throughput, reduce delay in packet transfer and save energy. Hence, in this work, we propose a novel clustering protocol that uses firefly algorithm inspired approach towards improving the existing basic LEACH protocol for reduction in steady-state energy consumption, aiming to enhance the network lifetime. The simulated results prove that implanting these kinds of computational intelligence into the pre-existing protocols considerably improves its performance.

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