Ad hoc network state aware routing protocol

Jie Xiang, Samba Sesayi, Yiming Wang, Jianhua He

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    The environment of a mobile ad hoc network may vary greatly depending on nodes' mobility, traffic load and resource conditions. In this paper we categorize the environment of an ad hoc network into three main states: an ideal state, wherein the network is relatively stable with sufficient resources; a congested state, wherein some nodes, regions or the network is experiencing congestion; and an energy critical state, wherein the energy capacity of nodes in the network is critically low. Each of these states requires unique routing schemes, but existing ad hoc routing protocols are only effective in one of these states. This implies that when the network enters into any other states, these protocols run into a sub optimal mode, degrading the performance of the network. We propose an Ad hoc Network State Aware Routing Protocol (ANSAR) which conditionally switches between earliest arrival scheme and a joint Load-Energy aware scheme depending on the current state of the network. Comparing to existing schemes, it yields higher efficiency and reliability as shown in our simulation results.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2007 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2007
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)1424406595, 9781424406593
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event2007 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2007 - Kowloon, China
    Duration: 11 Mar 200715 Mar 2007

    Publication series

    NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
    ISSN (Print)1525-3511


    Conference2007 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2007


    • Ad hoc networks
    • Routing protocols
    • Telecommunication traffic
    • Mobile ad hoc networks
    • Peer to peer computing
    • Degradation
    • Switches
    • Communications Society
    • Mobile communication
    • Systems engineering and theory

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)


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