Title: A multipath routeless routing protocol with an efficient location update mechanism

Authors: Mohammad Al-Otaibi, Hamdy Soliman, Jun Zheng

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM 87801, USA. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM 87801, USA. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM 87801, USA

Abstract: In this paper, we introduce and evaluate an efficient multipath |routeless| routing (MRR) protocol. MRR is a form of beaconless geographic routing protocol, and uses a simple location update mechanism to achieve high throughput with few retransmissions. Unlike the standard beaconless routing (BLR) protocol, our main point of comparison, our protocol constructs a single forwarding area to identify nodes between the source and destination. This forwarding area is a rectangular area shape with enough width to allow multiple routes. Promising simulation results show that our protocol outperforms the standard BLR approach with respect to energy consumption, packet delivery ratio, and the average number of hops.

Keywords: network performance; standard beaconless routing; BLR; multipath routing; routeless routing; GPSR; location update; geographic routing protocols; simulation; energy consumption; packet delivery ratio; number of hops.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2011.040616

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2011 Vol.6 No.1/2, pp.75 - 82

Available online: 07 Jun 2011 *

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