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American Journal of Sensor Technology. 2015, 3(1), 5-12
DOI: 10.12691/ajst-3-1-2
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A Novel Energy-efficient Cooperative Transmission Scheme Based on V-BLAST Processing and ICA clustering for WSNs Lifetime Maximization

Mohammad Sadeghian Kerdabadi1, and Reza Ghazizadeh1

1Department of electrical and computer engineering, Birjand University, Birjand, Iran

Pub. Date: June 28, 2015

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Mohammad Sadeghian Kerdabadi and Reza Ghazizadeh. A Novel Energy-efficient Cooperative Transmission Scheme Based on V-BLAST Processing and ICA clustering for WSNs Lifetime Maximization. American Journal of Sensor Technology. 2015; 3(1):5-12. doi: 10.12691/ajst-3-1-2


In wireless sensor network, one of the main objectives is how to improve its lifetime because the sensor nodes are generally energy-limited. Thus, providing ways to optimize energy Consumption, which ultimately increases the network lifetime, is of great importance. In this paper, we propose and evaluate an energy-efficient cooperative MIMO transmission scheme based on V-BLAST technique. In proposed scheme the clustering is done based on Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (ICA) then V-BLAST technique based virtual MIMO transmission are used. This proposed protocol performance is analytically and experimentally is compared with previous presented works. From the analysis and the simulation results, it is seen that the proposed method can reduce the energy consumption of the network and prolong the sensor networks lifetime compared with existing techniques.

V-BLAST technique Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (ICA) cooperative MIMO Energy Efficiency wireless sensor network

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