Research Output

An auto-configurable, and, adaptable, metric-driven cluster-head organisation for hybrid multi-hop routing.

  Multi-hop ad-hoc routing is a challenging issue, because of the dynamic network topology, and limited capabilities of resource-constrained mobile devices. This paper proposes a metric-driven clustering organisation of participating nodes which provides an effective way to reduce network overhead, in contrast to traditional flooding methods. This novel method creates a network backbone for data routing and location management, which is composed of the fittest nodes. The key metrics are: mobility, buffering capabilities, throughput, network state, utilisation, and battery reserves. The paper presents the overall agent-based model, and describes the adaptability of the cluster-head metrics, and the automated reconfigurability of an ad-hoc network.

Citation

Migas, N. & Buchanan, W. J. (2006). An auto-configurable, and, adaptable, metric-driven cluster-head organisation for hybrid multi-hop routing. doi:10.1109/ECBS.2006.23. ISBN 769525466

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Keywords

Computer communication networks; Routing protocols; Multi-hop routing; Mobile communications; Network architecture; Distributed networks; Metric driven clustering; Node identification; Algorithms; Performance;

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