Cluster Maintenance in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

Abstract

The main contribution of this paper is to propose a new cluster maintenance algorithm and a companion cluster initialization algorithm based on a number of interesting and novel properties of diameter-2 graphs. The initialization algorithm naturally blends into cluster maintenance, showing the unity between these two operations. We refer to our algorithms as tree-based since they depend on a spanning tree maintained at various nodes. Unlike the vast majority of published clustering algorithms, our algorithms are cluster-centric, as opposed to node-centric, and work in the presence of node mobility. Extensive simulation results have shown the effectiveness of our algorithms when compared to other clustering schemes proposed in the literature.

DOI: 10.1007/s10586-005-6176-6

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@article{Wang2005ClusterMI, title={Cluster Maintenance in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks}, author={Lan Wang and Stephan Olariu}, journal={Cluster Computing}, year={2005}, volume={8}, pages={111-118} }