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International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 146516, 8 pages
Research Article

A Novel Hybrid Self-Organizing Clustering Routing Algorithm

1Department of Information Management, School of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, 200 Xiao Ling Wei Street, Nanjing 210094, China
2Division of Education Affairs, Nanjing Forest Police College, Nanjing 210046, China

Received 9 May 2012; Revised 17 July 2012; Accepted 30 July 2012

Academic Editor: Mugen Peng

Copyright © 2012 Peng Zhu and Fei Jia. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper discusses the distributed routing algorithm of wireless self-organized network and puts forward a new type of hybrid self-organizing clustering routing protocol by combining energy sense and maximum connectedness. This routing protocol adopts a mechanism which is mainly based on cluster routing with the theory of “on demand-based plane routing discovery mechanism” becoming secondary. The routing discovery and routing maintenance algorithm are also described in this paper. As the emulation experiment result shows, there is no significant difference between the routing protocol and the demand-based routing protocol; however, when there are quite a number of nodes in the network, the performance can be greatly enhanced compared with the demand-based routing protocol. The routing protocol discussed in this paper has better extendability, lower routing overhead, and better data transmission rate; thus it can extend network lifetime and enhance the network performance.