International Journal of Computer and Communication System Engineering (IJCCSE)
There are number of cluster based routing algorithms in mobile ad hoc networks. Since ad hoc networks are not accompanied by fixed access points, efficient routing is a must for such networks. Clustering approach is applied in mobile ad hoc network because clusters are more easily manageable and are more viable. It consists of segregating the given network into several reasonable clusters by using a clustering algorithm. By performing clustering the authors elect a worthy node from the cluster as the cluster head in such a way that they strive to reduce the management overheads and thus increasing the efficiency of routing.