Abstract—Clustering in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) has many advantages compared to the traditional networks. But the highly dynamic and unstable nature of MANETs makes it difficult for the cluster based routing protocols to divide a mobile network into clusters and determination of cluster heads for each cluster. In this paper, we analyze and compare some of existing works on clustering in MANETs. We categorize the works as Location based, Neighbor based, Power Based, Artificial Intelligence Based, Mobility based and Weight Based. We also present the advantages and disadvantages of these techniques and suggest a best clustering approach based on the observation.
Index Terms—Clustering, mobile AD hoc network (MANET), routing protocols, wireless networks.
M. Anupama is with Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Maturi Venkata Subba Rao College of Engineering, Hyderabad (e-mail: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bachala Sathyanarayana is with Department of Computer Science and Technology, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapur
Cite: M. Anupama and Dr. Bachala Sathyanarayana, "Survey of Cluster Based Routing Protocols in Mobile Adhoc Networks," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 806-815, 2011.