Embedding a cluster-based overlay mesh in mobile ad hoc networks without cluster heads

Amit Banerjee, Chung Ta King, Hung-Chang Hsiao

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Abstract

One strategy to tackle the complexity and scalability issue in large-scale mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) is to use extra layers of abstraction. A common tactic is to group the nodes in the network into clusters. The clusters and the paths between them constitute an extra layer of overlay abstraction. To maintain the overlay structure, a head node is often elected in each cluster. The head nodes form a backbone to provide, among other things, passages from one cluster to another. Nonetheless, the use of dedicated head nodes also creates problems such as load and power imbalance. In this paper, we investigate the feasibility of building a cluster-based overlay mesh on MANETs without using cluster heads. Without head nodes, the challenge is in maintaining the overlay structure and performing inter-cluster routing. We will examine one possible scheme through simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2005 International Conference on Parallel Processing
Pages49-56
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event2005 International Conference on Parallel Processing - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 2005 Jun 142005 Jun 17

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing
Volume2005
ISSN (Print)0190-3918

Other

Other2005 International Conference on Parallel Processing
CountryNorway
CityOslo
Period05-06-1405-06-17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Engineering(all)

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    Banerjee, A., King, C. T., & Hsiao, H-C. (2005). Embedding a cluster-based overlay mesh in mobile ad hoc networks without cluster heads. In Proceedings - 2005 International Conference on Parallel Processing (pp. 49-56). [1488600] (Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPP.2005.36