Title: Cross layer weight based on demand routing protocol for mobile ad hoc networks

Authors: Mandeep Kaur Gulati; Krishan Kumar

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar-143001, PTU, Kapurthala, Punjab, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SBS State Technical Campus, Moga Road, Ferozepur-152004, Punjab, India

Abstract: Due to the mobility and limited energy of the mobile nodes, frequent link failures occur in mobile ad hoc network (MANET) which makes quality of service (QoS) routing a challenging task. In this paper, we consider these issues and propose a cross layer weight based on demand routing protocol (CLWORP) which uses the weight-based route strategy to select a stable and energy efficient route in order to enhance quality of service performance. The weight of a route is decided by three factors: link signal strength, residual energy and drain rate. Multiple routes are discovered from the source node to the destination node with the different weight values. Then the path with the largest weight value is selected at the destination. Simulation results show that the proposed CLWORP outperforms AODV especially in a high mobility environment.

Keywords: mobile ad hoc networks; MANETs; routing protocols; quality of service; QoS; stability-based routing; energy-based routing; cross layer weight; demand routing protocol; CLWORP; link failures; simulation; mobile networks; link signal strength; residual energy; drain rate.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2016.073408

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2016 Vol.16 No.1, pp.29 - 47

Received: 27 Oct 2014
Accepted: 04 Jul 2015

Published online: 01 Dec 2015 *

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