An auto-configurable, and, adaptable, metric-driven cluster-head organisation for hybrid multi-hop routing
Buchanan, W. (2006). An auto-configurable, and, adaptable, metric-driven cluster-head organisation for hybrid multi-hop routing. In: (Ed.) Engineering of Computer Based Systems, 2006. ECBS 2006. 13th Annual IEEE International Symposium and Workshop on , , () ( ed.). (pp. 8-22). : . IEEE Computer Society.
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
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