Topology Control by Transmission Range Adjustment Protocol for Clustered Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
The growth of interest and research on multihop wireless network is exponential in recent years. In Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANET), the nodes play the role of routers to forward the packets of neighbor nodes as there is no fixed infrastructure available to do so. Clustering is a proven solution that maps the architecture of cellular networks into ad hoc networks. Here, selected nodes form the virtual backbone of the network and take part in packet routing. This achieves faster packet delivery as limited nodes are responsible for the same even though the network is not strongly connected.