Survey on Multi Agent Energy Efficient Clustering Algorithms in Wireless Sensor Networks
In the last few years, there are many applications for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). One of the main drawbacks of these networks is the limited battery power of sensor nodes. There are many cases to reduce energy consumption in WSNs. One of them is clustering. Sensor nodes partitioned into the clusters so that one is chosen as Cluster Head (CH). Clustering and selection of the proper node as CH is very significant in reducing energy consumption and increasing network lifetime. In this paper, we have surveyed a multi agent clustering algorithms and compared on various parameters like cluster size, cluster count, clusters equality, parameters used in CHs selection, algorithm complexity, types of algorithm used in clustering, nodes location awareness, inter-cluster and intra-cluster topologies, nodes homogeneity and MAC layer communications.