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American Journal of Information Science and Computer Engineering, Vol.1, No.3, Sep. 2015, Pub. Date: Jul. 15, 2015
A Power Efficient Cluster Head Election Algorithm for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks
Pages: 107-112 Views: 866 Downloads: 534
Authors
[01] Dominic Damoah, Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science & Information Technology, Valley View University, Accra, Ghana, West Africa.
[02] Edward Danso Ansong, Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science & Information Technology, Valley View University, Accra, Ghana, West Africa.
[03] Asamoah Kwaku Acheampong, Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science & Information Technology, Valley View University, Accra, Ghana, West Africa.
Abstract
Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) provide a medium of routing from a source to a destination through the use of multi-hop routing. Clustering mechanisms are used to organize the network topology in a hierarchical manner. Networks of this nature usually adapt the use of radio frequencies to transmit packets. Moreover, some nodes within this setup usually relies on battery power, therefore, rendering the whole setup power dented. This paper proposes an algorithm that utilizes important parameters such as number of nodes, power consumption per packet transmission and proximity to determine the cluster head selection for efficiently energy liveliness. The algorithm was researched, designed, coded, implementation and tested in a simulated environment for thoroughly checks. The tool used for the simulation is Net Logo 5.1.0 which is a domain expert platform for the programming non expert. The algorithm enhances the operations of cluster computing in ad-hoc environments efficiently with regards to cluster head selection.
Keywords
Cluster Head, MANETs, Routing, Wireless Transmission, Ad-Hoc Network, Simulation
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