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Title: Adaptive link-weight routing protocol using cross-layer communication for MANET
Authors: Al-Khwildi, AN
Khan, S
Loo, KK
Al-Raweshidy, H
Keywords: Reliable Routing Protocol;Mobile Ad Hoc Network;Adaptive Routing;QoS
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society
Citation: WSEAS Transaction on Communications 6(11): 833-839, Nov 2007
Abstract: Routing efficiency is one of the challenges offered by Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs). This paper proposes a novel routing technique called Adaptive Link-Weight (ALW) routing protocol. ALW adaptively selects an optimum route on the basis of available bandwidth, low delay and long route lifetime. The technique adapts a cross-layer framework where the ALW is integrated with application and physical layer. The proposed design allows applications to convey preferences to the ALW protocol to override the default path selection mechanism. The results confirm improvement over AODV in terms of network load, route discovery time and link reliability.
ISSN: 1109-2742
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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