|نویسندگان||Adabi Sahar, Sam Jabbehdari; Amir Asoud Rahmani; Sepideh Adabi|
|نشریه||Journal Of Computers, 2008, Finland|
This paper proposed a new Distributed Score Based Clustering Algorithm (DSBCA) for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs).In MANETs, suitable nodes in clusters as cluster heads are so important. The proposed Clustering Algorithm considers the Battery Remaining, Number of Neighbors, Number of Members, and Stability in order to calculate the node’s score with a linear algorithm. After each node calculates its score independently, the neighbors of the node must benotified about it. Also each node s one of its neighbors with the highest score to be its cluster head and, therefore the ion of cluster heads is performed in a distributed manner with most recentinformation about current status of neighbor nodes. The proposed algorithm was compared with Weighted Clustering Algorithm and Distributed Weighted Clustering Algorithm in terms of number ofclusters, number of re-affiliations, lifespan of nodes in the system, end-to-end throughput and overhead. The simulation results proved that the proposed algorithm has achieved the goals.