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Multipath routing to provide quality of service in mobile ad hoc networks

Patnaik, LM and Suvernkar, Anand (2002) Multipath routing to provide quality of service in mobile ad hoc networks. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2571 . pp. 154-163.

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Because of frequent topology changes and node failures, providing quality of service routing in mobile ad hoc networks becomes a very critical issue. The quality of service can be provided by routing the data along multiple paths. Such selection of multiple paths helps to improve reliability and load balancing, reduce delay introduced due to route rediscovery in presence of path failures. There are basically two issues in such a multipath routing Firstly, the sender node needs to obtain the exact topology information. Since the nodes are continuously roaming, obtaining the exact topology information is a tough task. Here, we propose an algorithm which constructs highly accurate network topology with minimum overhead. The second issue is that the paths in the path set should offer best reliability and network throughput. This is achieved in two ways 1) by choice of a proper metric which is a function of residual power, traffic load on the node and in the surrounding medium 2) by allowing the reliable links to be shared between different paths.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Publication: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: Mobile ad hoc network;IEEE 802.11 MAC standard;dynamic source routing protocol;network throughput;energy consumption;link sharing;control overhead reduction
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2011 09:59
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2011 09:59
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39293

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