International Journal of Computer Science & Engineering Technology (IJCSET)
As a large-scale, high-density multi-hop network becomes desirable in many applications, there exists a greater demand for scalable Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) architecture. This paper proposes a new routing protocol for Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs). The idea is to significantly reduce the control overheads such as route query packets as well as the flooding time for collecting the network topology information at a destination. Clustering algorithms select master nodes and maintain the cluster structure dynamically as nodes move. Routing protocols utilize the underlying cluster structure to maintain routing and location information in an efficient manner.