A new Clustering Technique Based on Replication for MANET Routing Protocols
Salma S. Mohammed, A. I. Abd-Elfattah, Mohamed A. Mohamed
The cluster head nodes in most MANET clustering protocols take on an extraordinary role in managing routing information. The reliability, efficiency and scalability of the clustering in MANET will ultimately be dramatically impacted. In this work we introduce a new approach to form the clusters in MANET called the Square Cluster Based Routing Protocol (SCBRP). That protocol is based on the principle of replication. The goal of the protocol is to achieve reliability, availability and scalability within the MANET. The proposed protocol is evaluated by caring the performance analysis using the NS-3 simulator. The performance shows 50% improvement in data delivering ratio in large network size, also shows an improvement in network stability and availability which is reflected in energy consumption measurements and increase in the system lifetime to 20%.