Title: Traffic-aware and low-overhead routing protocol for mobile ad hoc networks

Authors: Fahed H. Awad; Mohammad S. Alsheakhali

Addresses: Department of Network Engineering and Security, Jordan University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan ' Department of Computer Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan

Abstract: In this paper, a new routing protocol for mobile ad hoc networks, called traffic-aware and low-overhead routing protocol (TALORP) is proposed. TALORP uses backup routes to mitigate the flooding problem that is frequently used to repair link failures. It also accounts for the traffic flows on different paths towards the destination in order to select the shortest and the least-congested path. The simulation results demonstrated that TALORP achieves better performance compared to similar protocols under a wide range of traffic conditions in terms of packet delivery ratio, end-to-end delay, and the average number of hops used but at the cost of increasing the routing overhead under certain traffic conditions.

Keywords: traffic-aware MANETs; low-overhead MANETs; mobile ad hoc network; routing protocols; performance evaluation; simulation; flooding.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2013.053093

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2013 Vol.10 No.3, pp.303 - 315

Available online: 04 Apr 2013 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article