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Sensors 2010, 10(1), 808-821; doi:10.3390/s100100808

Effective Route Maintenance and Restoration Schemes in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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Department of Computer Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-701, Korea
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Received: 13 January 2010 / Revised: 18 January 2010 / Accepted: 20 January 2010 / Published: 21 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Chemical Sensors)
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This study proposes a location-based hybrid routing protocol to improve data packet delivery and to reduce control message overhead in mobile ad hoc networks. In mobile environments, where nodes move continuously at a high speed, it is generally difficult to maintain and restore route paths. Therefore, this study suggests a new flooding mechanism to control route paths. The essence of the proposed scheme is its effective tracking of the destination’s location based on the beacon messages of the main route nodes. Through experiments based on an NS-2 simulator, the proposed scheme shows improvements in the data packet delivery ratio and reduces the amount of routing control message overhead compared with existing routing protocols such as AODV, LAR, ZRP and AODV-DFR.
Keywords: route maintenance; route restoration; mobile ad hoc network route maintenance; route restoration; mobile ad hoc network
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Kang, B.-S.; Ko, I.-Y. Effective Route Maintenance and Restoration Schemes in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. Sensors 2010, 10, 808-821.

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