Title: Effect of mobility parameters on the inaccuracy of the position information of position-based MANET routing
Authors: Raed Alsaqour; Maha Abdelhaq; Rashid Saeed; Mohammed Al-Hubaishi; Ola Alsaqour; Mueen Uddin; Tariq Alahdal
Addresses: School of Computer Science, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia ' School of Computer Science, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST), Khartoum, Sudan ' Faculty of Computer Science & Information System, Thamar University, Thamar, Republic of Yemen; LAB, FCT-DEEI, Universidade do Algarve Portugal, Faro, Portugal ' Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, The University of Jordan, 11942 Amman, Jordan ' Kulliah of Information and Communication Technology, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Faculty of Computer Science & Information System, Thamar University, Thamar, Republic of Yemen
Abstract: Position-based routing protocols have become increasingly popular in mobile ad-hoc networks because they can use geographical node position information to route data packets to their destinations. Each node periodically sends its geographical position information to its neighbours by using beacon packets. Data packet routing in position-based routing protocols uses the neighbours' position information that is stored in the node's neighbour list to route the data packet from the source to the destination. Most recent studies on position-based routing protocols assume that the position information in the node's neighbour list is accurate, although only a rough estimate of this position information is actually available to the nodes. In general, inaccuracy occurs when inaccurate geographical position information is used. This study presents an analysis and a simulation to examine the influence of position information inaccuracy caused by beacon packet interval-time and node speed mobility parameters on the performance of position-based routing protocols.
Keywords: MANETs; position-based protocols; position information; position accuracy; beacon packet interval time; node speed; mobility parameters; MANET routing; routing protocols; mobile ad-hoc networks; mobile networks; simulation; beacon packets.
International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2014 Vol.7 No.1, pp.68 - 77
Received: 11 Feb 2013
Accepted: 16 Jul 2013
Published online: 14 Jan 2014 *