Title: An effective stateless QoS routing for multimedia applications in MANET

Authors: V. Raji; N. Mohan Kumar

Addresses: Anna University, Chennai, India; Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SKP Engineering College, Thiruvannamalai 606 611, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SKP Engineering College, Thiruvannamalai 606 611, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: In Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANET), the increasing demand for multimedia application is more challenging and the existing routing protocols are not adequate owing to the complex design requirements of Quality of Service (QoS) routing. This paper proposes a stateless position-based solution for QoS routing issues and offers an efficient end-to-end communication guarantee. The proposed Stateless QoS (SQoS) routing protocol is based on adaptive compass greedy routing to determine a qualified path which satisfies the QoS requirements and the void handling scheme overcomes the local maximum issue. In addition, the SQoS routing utilises the node overhearing capacity to obtain the link quality measurement to provide a guarantee for efficient end-to-end transmission through the identification of high-quality links for multimedia streams. The performance of the proposed SQoS routing protocol is compared with existing QoS-GPSR. Finally, the performance evaluation proves that the SQoS routing protocols outperform the existing protocols.

Keywords: MANETs; mobile ad-hoc networks; QoS routing; stateless routing; resource allocation; QoS provisioning; multimedia; mobile networks; quality of service; adaptive compass greedy routing; routing protocols; void handling; node overhearing capacity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2014.064815

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2014 Vol.7 No.5, pp.456 - 464

Received: 16 Jul 2013
Accepted: 19 Jan 2014

Published online: 15 Sep 2014 *

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