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A Weight Based Distributed Clustering Algorithm for Mobile ad hoc Networks

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A Weight Based Distributed Clustering Algorithm for Mobile ad hoc Networks
In this paper, we propose a distributed clustering algorithm for a multi-hop packet radio network. These types of networks, also known as ad hoc networks, are dynamic in nature due to the mobility of the nodes. The association and dissociation of nodes to and from clusters perturb the stability of the network topology, and hence a reconfiguration of the system is often unavoidable. However, it is vital to keep the topology stable as long as possible. The clusterheads, which form a dominant set in the network, determine the topology and its stability. Our weight based distributed clustering algorithm takes into consideration the ideal degree, transmission power, mobility and battery power of a mobile node. We try to keep the number of nodes in a cluster around a pre-defined threshold to facilitate the optimal operation of the medium access control (MAC) protocol. The non-periodic procedure for clusterhead election gradually improves the load balance factor (LBF) which is a measure of th...
Mainak Chatterjee, Sajal K. Das, Damla Turgut
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Year 2000
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Authors Mainak Chatterjee, Sajal K. Das, Damla Turgut
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