A Review of Clustering Schemes for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Fraol Bekana1, J. Mehedi2
1Fraol Bekana, Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Silchar, India.
2 Dr. Jeshan Mehedi, Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Silchar, India.
Manuscript received on June 19, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on June 29, 2015. | Manuscript published on July 05, 2015. | PP: 30-44 | Volume-5 Issue-3, July 2015. | Retrieval Number: C2639075315/2015©BEIESP
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Abstract: Due to its vast application, maintaining the connectivity and forwarding the information in mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is very crucial to increase the efficiency as well as the performance of the system. One way of guarantying this performance to a large and dynamic network is through clustering. A number of researchers came up with a variety of approaches and performance metrics for ad hoc clustering. In this paper, we have presented a comprehensive review of various proposed clustering schemes for MANET. The classification and analysis of these schemes are done depending on their cluster formation. Descriptions of their approaches, evaluations of their performance, discussions of their advantages and disadvantages of each clustering schemes are presented. We believe that this paper will enable readers to get more understanding of ad hoc clustering and indicate research trends in the area.
Keywords: Clustering, CDS, Mobile ad hoc Networks.