GAL - A Scalable Routing Protocol for Clustered Ad-Hoc Networks

Conference: European Wireless 2005 - 11th European Wireless Conference 2005 - Next Generation wireless and Mobile Communications and Services
04/10/2006 - 04/13/2005 at Nicosia, Cyprus

Proceedings: European Wireless 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Alexandris, George; Yovanof, Gregory S. (Athens Information Technology, Broadband Wireless and Sensor Networks, P.O. Box 68, Peania 19002, Athens, Greece)

The ability to operate without fixed infrastructure offers considerable advantages when trying to establish communication under dire or unprofitable terrain circumstances. In those kinds of situations, nodes often move in groups, forming clustered ad hoc networks and creating a different communication framework than networks with uniformly distributed nodes. GAL is a novel scalable scheme designed to meet the routing needs of such applications. Its efficacy has been demonstrated during extensive simulations with networks of varying sizes and dynamics. Comparisons to popular routing protocols highlight the performance advantage and superior bandwidth efficiency of the proposed scheme particularly for larger network topologies.