A Distributed Weighted Cluster Based Routing Protocol for Manets
Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) are a form of
wireless networks which do not require a base station for providing
network connectivity. Mobile ad-hoc networks have many
characteristics which distinguish them from other wireless networks
which make routing in such networks a challenging task. Cluster
based routing is one of the routing schemes for MANETs in which
various clusters of mobile nodes are formed with each cluster having
its own clusterhead which is responsible for routing among clusters.
In this paper we have proposed and implemented a distributed
weighted clustering algorithm for MANETs. This approach is based
on combined weight metric that takes into account several system
parameters like the node degree, transmission range, energy and
mobility of the nodes. We have evaluated the performance of
proposed scheme through simulation in various network situations.
Simulation results show that proposed scheme outperforms the
original distributed weighted clustering algorithm (DWCA).
MANETs, Clustering, Routing, WirelessCommunication, Distributed Clustering