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A hierarchical leader election protocol for mobile ad hoc networks
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Leader Election is an important problem in mobile ad hoc networks and in distributed computing systems. In this study, we propose a hierarchical, cluster based protocol to elect a leader in a mobile ad hoc network. The initial phase of the protocol employs a clustering algorithm to group nodes of the network after which a leader for a cluster(clusterhead) is elected. The second phase is performed by forming a connected ring of these leaders using the Ring Formation Algorithm. Finally, Chang Roberts Leader Election Algorithm for rings is employed in the final phase to elect the super-leader among the clusterheads. We provide performance results of this protocol for various mobility parameters and analyze its time and message complexities.