Performance Analysis of Clustering Protocols in Mobile Ad hoc Networks
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Copyright: © 2020 Sharmila J. Francis and Elijah B. Rajsingh. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Network clustering is an important technique widely used in efficient MANETs network management, hierarchical routing protocol design, network modeling, Quality of Service, etc. Recently many researchers are focusing on clustering which is one of the fundamental problems in mobile ad hoc networks. This article presents the descriptions of recently proposed clustering algorithms and is categorized into different approaches that support similar features. Based on the comparison of different performance metrics of different clustering algorithms, the most suitable one is recommended that adapt it to various application scenarios. This study provides adequate information for the researchers that facilitate to analyze many avenues and to offer more effective and efficient clustering protocols for MANETs.
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