Int. J. of Wireless and Mobile Computing   »   2014 Vol.7, No.2

 

 

Title: A grid-based MANET routing protocol with simple cell-head election

 

Authors: Hussein Al-Maqbali; Khaled Day; Mohamed Ould-Khaoua; Abderezak Touzene; Nasser Alzeidi

 

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Department of Computer Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Department of Computer Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Department of Computer Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Department of Computer Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Department of Computer Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

 

Abstract: One promising direction to enhance the performance of routing protocols in mobile ad-hoc networks is to use Global Positioning System (GPS) location information. Grid-based routing protocol is one type of protocols that use GPS. In this paper, we propose and evaluate a routing protocol called Simple Election Grid-based Routing Protocol (SE-GRP) which is based on the GRID routing protocol. The main difference between SE-GRP and GRID is that the more efficient cell-head election approach is used in SE-GRP as compared to the GRID cell-head election approach. The SE-GRP cell-head election method allows neighbour nodes to select cell-heads with highest node ids implicitly using a special table called Neighbours Table. Simulation results show that SE-GRP outperforms GRID in terms of average end-to-end delay, number of overhead packets and delivery ratio.

 

Keywords: mobile ad-hoc networks; MANETs; grid-based routing; cell-head election; mobile networks; routing protocols; global positioning system; GPS; simulation.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2014.059722

 

Int. J. of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2014 Vol.7, No.2, pp.159 - 170

 

Date of acceptance: 14 Jul 2013
Available online: 06 Mar 2014

 

 

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