Mobile Ad hoc networks: A hybrid approach for the selection of super peers

Ahmed M. Mahdy, Jitender S. Deogun, Jun Wang

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Abstract

The classic dilemma of decentralization versus centralization made the choice of an organizational structure for mobile ad hoc networks challenging. Related research on Peer-to-Peer networks has led to the development of the super peer model. In this paper, we study the use of super peer models in mobile ad hoc networks emphasizing the selection of super peers and propose a novel hybrid selection algorithm. Simulations are conducted to evaluate the performance of the proposed algorithm. Compared to the Lowest ID algorithm, empirical results show reductions of 35% in leadership switching, 89% in the maximum service time (i.e. a measure of load balance), and 79% in selecting unqualified nodes, and a gain of 16% on the mean time between successive switches. The proposed algorithm achieves significant improvement on network stability and load balance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 International Conference on Wirelessand Optical Communications Networks
Pages280-284
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 International Conference on Wirelessand Optical Communications Networks - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Mar 6 2005Mar 8 2005

Publication series

Name2005 International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications Networks

Conference

Conference2005 International Conference on Wirelessand Optical Communications Networks
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period3/6/053/8/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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