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An Adaptive Clustering Scheme for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 47 - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2012
Nayeema Sadeque
Neva Agarwala
Mohammad Rashedul Hasan

Nayeema Sadeque, Neva Agarwala and Mohammad Rashedul Hasan. Article: An Adaptive Clustering Scheme for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications 47(1):50-56, June 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Nayeema Sadeque and Neva Agarwala and Mohammad Rashedul Hasan},
	title = {Article: An Adaptive Clustering Scheme for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {47},
	number = {1},
	pages = {50-56},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}


While Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANET) has many characteristics that are a challenge to manage, like bandwidth and power constraints, dynamic topology, etc adaptability is a key issue in the successful operation of a MANET. Unfortunately, this feature of MANET have not been investigated and optimized in great detail in the past. Hence, this provides an ideal opportunity and so forms the heart of this paper. It attempts to initiate such an adaptability study, by introducing a performance metric called Performance Factor (PF). The PF directly investigates the performance of a link by considering the bandwidth available to a link and distance between the Cluster head and the user node. An algorithm is proposed that utilizes this performance metric to ensure that all nodes receive optimum performance while ensuring an optimum number of clusters is maintained.


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