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Self-organizing Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Spontaneous Clustering at the MAC Layer

  • J. Alonso-Zárate
  • E. Kartsakli
  • P. Chatzimisios
  • L. Alonso
  • Ch. Verikoukis
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 13)

Abstract

We present in this paper a master-slave, self-organized, spontaneous, passive, and dynamic clustering algorithm embedded into the Medium Access Control (MAC) layer for Mobile Ad hoc Networks. Any mobile station gets access to the channel by executing a contention-based mechanism similar to the IEEE 802.11 Standard. However, once it seizes the channel, it establishes a temporary cluster to which closer neighbors can get synchronized. Within each cluster, any infrastructure-based MAC protocol can be executed. Link-level computer simulations have been carried out to show that this approach can remarkably improve the performance of ad hoc networks at the MAC layer.

Keywords

MAC DQMAN DQCA Clustering Ad hoc Self-organizing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Alonso-Zárate
    • 1
  • E. Kartsakli
    • 2
  • P. Chatzimisios
    • 3
  • L. Alonso
    • 2
  • Ch. Verikoukis
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Av. del Canal Olímpic s/n, CTTCCastelldefelsSpain
  2. 2.Dept. of Signal Theory and CommunicationsUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya (EPSC-UPC), Av. del Canal Olímpic s/n, EPSCCastelldefelsSpain
  3. 3.Dept. of Technology ManagementUniversity of MacedoniaNousaGreece

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