The purpose of this paper is to propose, a new multi-path routing protocol that distributes packets over the available paths between a sender and a receiver in a multi-hop ad hoc network. We call this protocol Geometric Sequence Based Multipath Routing Protocol (GMRP).
GMRP distributes packets according to the geometric sequence. GMRP is evaluated using GloMoSim simulator. The authors use packet delivery ratio and end-to-end delay as the comparison performance metrics. They also vary many network configuration parameters such as number of nodes, transmission rate, mobility speed and network area.
The simulation results show that GMRP reduces the average end-to-end delay by up to 49 per cent and increases the delivery ratio by up to 8 per cent.
This study is the first to propose to use of geometric sequence in the multipath routing approach.
Tashtoush, Y., Alsmirat, M. and Alghadi, T. (2016), "Geometric sequence based multipath routing protocol for multi-hop ad hoc networks", International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 394-407. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPCC-08-2016-0041Download as .RIS
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