Research Article Open Access

Performance Analysis of Clustering Protocols in Mobile Ad hoc Networks

Sharmila J. Francis1 and Elijah B. Rajsingh1
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Journal of Computer Science
Volume 4 No. 3, 2008, 192-204


Submitted On: 7 July 2008 Published On: 31 March 2008

How to Cite: Francis, S. J. & Rajsingh, E. B. (2008). Performance Analysis of Clustering Protocols in Mobile Ad hoc Networks. Journal of Computer Science, 4(3), 192-204.


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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