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A method, system, and computer program product for organizing a set of nodes into a minimum number of connected clusters of bounded size in a wireless transmission system, wherein the method comprises using of bits in packets used in the initial stages of the device discovery procedure, to include information relating to a state of device discovery to achieve the separation of the nodes into those in the transmit-state and the receive-state; defining a Master-designate among the nodes through a statistical procedure and defining remaining nodes as a Slave-designate; defining a cluster including the Master-designate and at least one the Slave-designate, wherein the Slave-designate continuously scans for the inquiry message transmitted from the Master-designate and the Slave-designate transmits the inquiry response to the Master-designate.

Title
Clustering in wireless ad hoc networks
Application Number
9/634123
Publication Number
6876643 (B1)
Application Date
August 8, 2000
Publication Date
April 5, 2005
Inventor
Lakshmi Ramachandran
New Delhi
IN
Abhinanda Sarkar
New Delhi
IN
Manika Kapoor
Delhi
IN
Alok Aggarwal
Chappaqua
NY, US
Agent
T Rao Coca Esq
McGinn & Gibb PLLC
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H04Q 007/24
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