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Journal of Computer Networks and Communications
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 723913, 7 pages
Research Article

Efficient Cluster Head Selection Algorithm for MANET

1Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru 83100, Malaysia
2University Institute of Information Technology, PMAS-ARID Agriculture University, Rawalpindi 46300, Pakistan

Received 27 May 2013; Accepted 8 October 2013

Academic Editor: Heidi Steendam

Copyright © 2013 Khalid Hussain et al. 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.


In mobile ad hoc network (MANET) cluster head selection is considered a gigantic challenge. In wireless sensor network LEACH protocol can be used to select cluster head on the bases of energy, but it is still a dispute in mobil ad hoc networks and especially when nodes are itinerant. In this paper we proposed an efficient cluster head selection algorithm (ECHSA), for selection of the cluster head efficiently in Mobile ad hoc networks. We evaluate our proposed algorithm through simulation in OMNet++ as well as on test bed; we experience the result according to our assumption. For further evaluation we also compare our proposed protocol with several other protocols like LEACH-C and consequences show perfection.