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A Proposed Model for Load Balancing in MANET

by Supreet Kaur, Varsha Kumari
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 97 - Number 15
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors: Supreet Kaur, Varsha Kumari
10.5120/17085-7539

Supreet Kaur, Varsha Kumari . A Proposed Model for Load Balancing in MANET. International Journal of Computer Applications. 97, 15 ( July 2014), 24-26. DOI=10.5120/17085-7539

@article{ 10.5120/17085-7539,
author = { Supreet Kaur, Varsha Kumari },
title = { A Proposed Model for Load Balancing in MANET },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { July 2014 },
volume = { 97 },
number = { 15 },
month = { July },
year = { 2014 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 24-26 },
numpages = {9},
url = { https://ijcaonline.org/archives/volume97/number15/17085-7539/ },
doi = { 10.5120/17085-7539 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
}
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%A Supreet Kaur
%A Varsha Kumari
%T A Proposed Model for Load Balancing in MANET
%J International Journal of Computer Applications
%@ 0975-8887
%V 97
%N 15
%P 24-26
%D 2014
%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Abstract

MANET is a multi-cluster, multi-hop packet radio network that should adapt itself to the dynamically changing network configurations. This dynamic reconfiguration is governed by clusterheads, a major set of nodes that have enough resources to be capable of routing packets in the network. This paper proposes a load balancing heuristic to extend the network lifetime. It has two phases. Initial clustering is done for the entire network in start up phase that takes node's degree and energy as input parameters. The maintenance phase keeps the network topology updated through global re-clustering and local updation. Global reclustering is initiated when the network becomes significantly unbalanced i. e. if the variance of degree of the cluster heads in the network is greater than a pre-determined threshold. It is expected to get better result than the time driven algorithms, as implementation is still under progress.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Ad-Hoc networks Clustering Load Balancing Reclustering Energy Conservation