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A novel distributed clustered approach towards building an agent based routing topology for MANET
D. Sinha, U. Bhattacharya,
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Volume: 197 CCIS
Pages: 213 - 220
The problem of routing is a complex one in case of mobile ad hoc networks due to the dynamic topology. Clusterization is an efficient means of increasing the efficiency of a MANET. A study of several clustering algorithms has lead to the observation that stable, secure cluster head selection increases lifespan and security of the network. The current state of art also relies heavily on ant colony optimization technique for finding the optimum shortest route in case of MANET. This paper proposes an agent based routing protocol for routing packets in a cluster based MANET. The algorithm is proposed to work in a distributed manner, using the concept of dominating set of mobile nodes. The selection of cluster head is determined on the basis of parameters such as connectivity, stability and residual battery power. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.
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JournalCommunications in Computer and Information Science