Conference Paper

Cluster Head election in Wireless Sensor Networks

El-Refaay S.
Azer M.A.
Abdelbaki N.

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) consist of a collection of cheap, easy to deploy Sensor nodes arranged together to fulfill a specific purpose (monitoring, tracking...etc.). A WSN network is composed of a Base Station (BS) and collection of sensors. There are a lot of approaches for the network construction. Amongst them is the hierarchical structure, where the network is divided into clusters and the node inside this cluster communicates with BS through a chosen leader called Cluster Head (CH). In this paper, we present cluster-Head election algorithms for WSNs. We will discuss the operations of these algorithms, and compare their performance. © 2014 IEEE.