Reducing Power Consumption in Hexagonal Wireless Sensor Networks Using Efficient Routing Protocols


  • Razan Khalid Alhatimi Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
  • Omar Saad Almousa Jordan University of Science and Technology
  • Firas Ali Albalas Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan



wireless sensor networks, power consumption, routing protocols, PEGASIS, LEACH


Power consumption and network lifetime are vital issues in wireless sensor network (WSN) design. This motivated us to find innovative mechanisms that help in reducing energy consumption and prolonging the lifetime of such networks. In this paper, we propose a hexagonal model for WSNs to reduce power consumption when sending data from sensor nodes to cluster heads or the sink. Four models are proposed for cluster head positioning and the results were compared with well-known models such as Power Efficient Gathering In Sensor Information Systems (PEGASIS) and Low-Energy Adaptive Clustering Hierarchy (LEACH). The results showed that the proposed models reduced WSN power consumption and network lifetime.

Author Biography

Omar Saad Almousa, Jordan University of Science and Technology

Assistant professor at the computer science department


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