A Secure Reputation-Based Clustering Algorithm for Cluster Based Energy Optimized Mobile Ad-Hoc Network
An economical approach for organizing large ad hoc networks is to divide the nodes into multiple clusters and designate for every cluster, a cluster head that is accountable for holding inter cluster control information. In Clustering, ad-hoc networks are divided into groups which are managed by elected nodes known as cluster heads. It is an area coordinator of a cluster. It performs intra-cluster routing such as packet forwarding etc. A Cluster head performs the resource management function for its member nodes and perform inter-cluster and intra-cluster communication.