Performance evaluation of power control routing for ad-hoc networks

Conference: European Wireless 2006 - 12th European Wireless Conference 2006 - Enabling Technologies for Wireless Multimedia Communications
04/02/2006 - 04/05/2006 at Athens, Greece

Proceedings: European Wireless 2006

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Diamantopoulos, Fotis; Economides, Anastasios A. (Information Systems Department, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki 54006, Greece)

Wireless adhoc networks are infrastructureless networks that consist of a number of autonomous, wireless devices. The data exchange through the nodes is coordinated by routing algorithms like DSDV so that any node may forward data from a sender to a receiver. Because the network resources such as bandwidth and energy are scarce, power control algorithms have been developed in order to reduce the interference and the contention among the nodes, as well as to save energy. However, a power control algorithm should be thoroughly examined in order to verify if and when these goals are achieved. We ran simulations comparing the performance of DSDV and DSDV-based CLUSTERPOW control algorithm and found that CLUSTERPOW presents scalability issues and enhances network performance only under specific conditions.