A dynamic route change mechanism for mobile ad hoc networks
by C. Wu, K. Kumekawa, T. Kato
International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS), Vol. 7, No. 1/2, 2011

Abstract: A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is a self-configuring network of mobile devices connected by wireless links. Frequent topology changes and limited bandwidth make communication in MANETs particularly challenging. We present a MANET routing protocol that can efficiently handle network mobility by a way of preemptively switching to a better route before the current route fails. The protocol uses a distributed Q-learning algorithm to infer network status information and takes in to consideration link stability and bandwidth efficiency while selecting a route. We study the performance of this protocol through simulation and demonstrate its advantages over existing protocols.

Online publication date: Tue, 28-Jun-2011

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