Date Added: Apr 2013
In this paper, the authors aim to design and develop energy conscious reliable routing protocol based on fuzzy logic towards clustering in wireless ad hoc networks. For the past several decades the clustering problem for wireless ad hoc networks is proposed by several researchers. This research work takes the objective of energy conscious routing since nodes present in the wireless ad hoc networks are battery powered. This paper comprises of fuzzy logic If-Then rules to formulate the objective by using metrics such as data-rate and residual energy. By using the EC-algorithm along with fuzzy if-then rules, FL-EACP is designed and developed.