K-Means Clustering in WSN with Koheneon SOM and Conscience Function

  •  Asia K. Bataineh    
  •  Mohammad Habib Samkari    
  •  Abdualla Abdualla    
  •  Saad Al-Azzam    


Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are broadly utilized in the recent years to monitor dynamic environments which vary in a rapid way over time. The most used technique is the clustering one, such as Kohenon Self Organizing Map (KSOM) and K means. This paper introduces a hybrid clustering technique that represents the use of K means clustering algorithm with the KSOM with conscience function of Neural Networks and applies it on a certain WSN in order to measure and evaluate its performance in terms of both energy and lifetime criteria. The application of this algorithm in a WSN is performed using the MATLAB software program. Results demonstrate that the application of K-means clustering algorithm with KSOM algorithm enhanced the performance of the WSN which depends on using KSOM algorithm only in which it offers an enhancement of 11.11% and 3.33% in terms of network average lifetime and consumed energy, respectively. The comparison among the current work and a previous one demonstrated the effectiveness of the proposed approach in this work in terms of reducing the energy consumption.

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