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An Efficient Cluster-based Routing Protocol for Improvement Delay in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

Version 1 : Received: 27 January 2020 / Approved: 29 January 2020 / Online: 29 January 2020 (03:47:16 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 23 November 2020 / Approved: 25 November 2020 / Online: 25 November 2020 (14:46:02 CET)

How to cite: Najafi, M.; Soltan Aghaei, M.R. An Efficient Cluster-based Routing Protocol for Improvement Delay in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks. Preprints 2020, 2020010342 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202001.0342.v2). Najafi, M.; Soltan Aghaei, M.R. An Efficient Cluster-based Routing Protocol for Improvement Delay in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks. Preprints 2020, 2020010342 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202001.0342.v2).

Abstract

Cluster-based routing in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks is considered one of the convenient methods of routing. The existence of Cluster Head (CH) in a group of nodes for data forwarding improves the performance of routing in terms of routing overhead and power consumption. In this paper, a clustering algorithm using hierarchical routing for mobile ad hoc networks is proposed. In the proposed method, first, clusters are formed by the FLOC clustering method with low overlapping. Then, according to the most important network criteria, including hop count, noise ratio, distance, remaining energy, and link expiration time, head clusters are selected based on the weighting algorithm. To transfer data in the proposed method, two types of communication are used, e.g., inter-cluster communication and intra-cluster communication in which the shortest path to the target cluster is selected. The proposed P-METHOD technique is based on hierarchy and clustering as well as using a weighted algorithm that reduces delay in data transmission on the network. Moreover, P-METHOD is evaluated here via extensive simulations carried out in NS-2. The simulation results indicate that the MANET network performance metrics are improved in terms of average throughput, Packet Delivery Ratio (PDR), delay, residual energy, and lifetime.

Subject Areas

cluster based routing; FLOC clustering method; weighting algorithm; intra-cluster communication

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Commenter: marjan najafi
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