Abstract: One hop clustering scheme in Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) adopts the shorter path technique for packet transmission. However, its maintenance overhead is significant compared to others. This study presents a Two Hop Clustering Scheme for Pseudolinear Mobile Ad hoc Network (THPM) which uses the node connectivity and node mobility jointly to form a cluster which will be able to improve scalability. In this scheme, node mobility has been taken into account in terms of the average clusterhead lifetime of holding nodes to increase the network stability. Simulation results show that the clusters created by THPM retain more uniform cluster size, clusterhead lifetime and average number of nodes in each cluster up to 45~50% than the existing scheme.
Ambreen Zaman, Mahfida Amjad and Kazi Sakib, 2012. Two Hop Clustering Scheme for Pseudolinear Mobile Ad Hoc Network (THPM). Asian Journal of Information Technology, 11: 261-269.