Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences

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Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are the group of mobile nodes that communicate without using fixed infrastructures. Most of the routing protocols in MANETs are designed without analyzing the behaviour of the intermediate node. In such a case, it cannot identify the best intermediate node when over one route is available. It degrades the performance of routing protocol. Analysing the attributes of the intermediate node and identify the best node for transmitting packets is the challenging task inMANET. In this paper we have designed node classification algorithm which helps to analyze various attributes of the intermediate node and select the best node as a router. The node classification algorithm has been adopted into the existing CLC (Cross Layer with Clump) routing protocol. The simulation results show that in terms of packet delivery ratio, throughput and energy consumption are the node classification-based CLC routing protocol which have better performance than traditional AODV, existing CLC, quality of service, oriented distributed (QOD) routing protocols.

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