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End-to-End Path Stability of Reactive Routing Protocols in IEEE 802.11 Ad Hoc Networks

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Abstract


  • Over the years, a considerable research effort has been applied to the design of ad hoc network routing protocols. However, there is still a lack of understanding of the subtle interactions between routing protocols and lower layers in the protocol stack. In this paper, the instability which may arise when reactive routing protocols interact with the IEEE 802.11 MAC protocol is investigated. In particular, several erratic behaviours of the Ad hod On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol in a congested IEEE 802.11 ad hoc network are demonstrated. A cross-layer solution is proposed based on an Adaptive Bulk Trigger policy and a Dynamic Window Selection scheme. Simulation studies are presented which show that the proposed solution is effective in alleviating erratic behaviour of AODV and improving the end-to-end path stability.

Authors


  •   Wang, Jerry Chun-Ping (external author)
  •   Abolhasan, Mehran (external author)
  •   Franklin, Daniel R. (external author)
  •   Safaei, Farzad

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Wang, J., Abolhasan, M., Franklin, D. R. & Safaei, F. (2009). End-to-End Path Stability of Reactive Routing Protocols in IEEE 802.11 Ad Hoc Networks. Conference on Local Computer Networks (pp. 499-505). Zurich, Switzerland: IEEE.

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  • 2-s2.0-77951269791

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1792&context=infopapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/778

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  • 499

End Page


  • 505

Place Of Publication


  • Zurich, Switzerland

Abstract


  • Over the years, a considerable research effort has been applied to the design of ad hoc network routing protocols. However, there is still a lack of understanding of the subtle interactions between routing protocols and lower layers in the protocol stack. In this paper, the instability which may arise when reactive routing protocols interact with the IEEE 802.11 MAC protocol is investigated. In particular, several erratic behaviours of the Ad hod On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol in a congested IEEE 802.11 ad hoc network are demonstrated. A cross-layer solution is proposed based on an Adaptive Bulk Trigger policy and a Dynamic Window Selection scheme. Simulation studies are presented which show that the proposed solution is effective in alleviating erratic behaviour of AODV and improving the end-to-end path stability.

Authors


  •   Wang, Jerry Chun-Ping (external author)
  •   Abolhasan, Mehran (external author)
  •   Franklin, Daniel R. (external author)
  •   Safaei, Farzad

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Wang, J., Abolhasan, M., Franklin, D. R. & Safaei, F. (2009). End-to-End Path Stability of Reactive Routing Protocols in IEEE 802.11 Ad Hoc Networks. Conference on Local Computer Networks (pp. 499-505). Zurich, Switzerland: IEEE.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77951269791

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1792&context=infopapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/778

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 499

End Page


  • 505

Place Of Publication


  • Zurich, Switzerland