Abstract: In past few years, Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is growing enormously in order to achieve aforementioned WSN related purpose such as improved network lifetime and energy efficient network. This is challenging task in WSNs due to its resource restriction. The objective of this paper is to present some modified weight based clustering algorithms (WBCAs) those are initiated from mobile ad-hoc network (MANET). WBCAs consider several different parameters such as transmission power, number of neighbour’s nodes and remaining energy etc. to select a cluster head (CH), which is more beneficial compared to other clustering algorithms that consider one or two parameters into account.

Keywords: Wireless Sensor Networks, Combined Weight Function, Network Lifetime, Cluster Head.