International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE)
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a self-configuring network of mobile devices connected by wireless links. In order to achieve stable clusters, the cluster-heads maintaining the cluster should be stable with minimum overhead of cluster re-elections. This paper proposes selecting stable cluster heads using a modified weighted clustering algorithm and combining it with link expiration time calculation. The mobile ad hoc network consists of nodes that move freely and communicate with each other. One way to support efficient communication between nodes is to partition ad hoc networks into clusters.