A Routing Protocol Based on Mobility Prediction for Mobile Ad Hoc NetworksPublished online: Mar 21, 2014
In Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs), where nodes have limited transmitting power, the transmission is typically multi-hop. The network topology changes frequently due to the unpredictable movement of mobile nodes because each node is free to move arbitrarily with different speeds. Thus, when one node enters in the transmission range of another node a link between those two nodes is established, and an existent link is broken when either node is out of the transmission range of the other. We refer as link duration, the time interval during in which the link still established. This paper presents a novel mobility metric for mobile ad hoc networks, called link duration (LD) that measures the stability of an active link. This mobility metric is introduced to represent relative mobility between nodes in multi-hop distance.
KeywordsMobile ad hoc networks, on demand distance vector routing, Mobility, velocity, transmission range, Link expiration time, Link duration prediction
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