Triangle-based routing for mobile ad hoc networks

Qiangfeng Jiang, D. Manivannan

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Routing protocols for Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) have been studied extensively in the past decade. Routing protocols for MANETs can be broadly classified as reactive (on-demand), proactive, hybrid and position-based. Reactive routing protocols are attractive because a route between a source and a destination is established only when it is needed. Such protocols, unlike proactive protocols, do not have high overhead for route maintenance and are especially suitable for networks in which not all nodes communicate frequently. One problem with existing reactive routing protocols is the propagation of redundant route request messages during route discovery. In this paper, we present a low-overhead reactive routing protocol which reduces propagation of redundant route request messages. We also compare its performance with the well-known reactive routing protocol AODV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-126
Number of pages19
JournalPervasive and Mobile Computing
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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  • MANETs
  • Mobile ad hoc networks
  • Routing in MANETs
  • Wireless networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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