The International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering
Especially MANETs deployed in hostile environments where hackers will try to disturb the secure data transfer and drain the valuable network resources. Since MANET is a battery operated network, preserving the network resource is necessary one. For resource constrained computation, efficient routing and to increase the network stability, the network is divided into smaller groups called clusters. The clustering architecture consists of Cluster Head (CH), ordinary node and gateway. CH election is a prominent research area and many more algorithms are developed using many metrics.