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, Volume 76, Issue 19, pp 19843–19860 | Cite as

Improvement on LEACH protocol of a wide-area wireless sensor network

  • Jong-Yong Lee
  • Kye-Dong Jung
  • Seok-Jae MoonEmail author
  • Hwa-Young Jeong


This paper proposes to increase the efficiency energy of nodes which rapidly drops during the transmission of the LEACH (Low Energy Adaptive Clustering Hierarchy), using the method of the dual-hop layered in the sensor field. By introducing dual-hop method in the data transmission, the proposed single-hop method for short-range transmission and multi-hop transmission method between the cluster heads for remote transmission was introduce. By introducing a partial multi-hop method in the data transmission, a single-hop method for short range transmission method between the cluster heads for remote transmission was introduces. In the proposed DL-LEACH, the energy consumption of cluster head for remote transmission reduces and increases the energy efficiency of sensor node by reducing the transmission distance and simplifying the transmission routine for short-range transmission. As compared the general LEACH, it was adapted to a wider sensor field.


Routing protocol Wide-area WSN layer Multi-hop Dual-hop LEACH DL-LEACH 



This work reported in this paper was conducted during the sabbatical year of kwangwoon university in 2015.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jong-Yong Lee
    • 1
  • Kye-Dong Jung
    • 1
  • Seok-Jae Moon
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hwa-Young Jeong
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CultureKwangwoon UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Humanitas CollegeKyung Hee UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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