Performance Evaluation Using Cluster Based Routing Protocol for MANET
In Mobile Ad Hoc NETworks (MANETS), Clustering based routing protocol can sufficiently enhance Performance, Scalability and Energy Efficiency. Through this paper, the authors propose a new clustering algorithm integrated along with a routing protocol. Their Approach is inspired from bird flocking behavior where birds travel long distances in flocks and conserve energy by constantly changing the leader of the Flock. They have mainly concentrated on clustering algorithm and designed their clustering algorithm based on moment-to moment decisions of individual nodes during communication. In this protocol, the network is divided into chunks of nodes known as clusters. The clusters are actively maintained and reassembled using specific algorithms and techniques.