DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11723-7_4
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Anna Förster, Alexander Förster, Amy L. Murphy

Abstract: Abstract. Node clustering and data aggregation are popular techniques to reduce energy consumption in large WSNs and a large body of literature has emerged describing various clustering protocols. Unfortunately, for practitioners wishing to exploit clustering in deployments, there is little help when trying to identify a protocol that meets their needs. This paper takes a step back from specific protocols to consider the fundamental question: what is the optimal cluster size in terms of the resulting communic…

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