Performance evaluation of a proactive link quality based uni- and multicast routing protocol for MANETs

Conference: KiVS 2007 - Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen - 15. ITG/GI-Fachtagung
02/26/2007 - 03/02/2007 at Bern, Schweiz

Proceedings: KiVS 2007

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Bongartz, Harald H.-J.; Bachran, Thomas (FKIE, FGAN e.V., Neuenahrer Straße 20, D-53343 Wachtberg)
Waal, Christian de; Frank, Matthias (Institut für Informatik IV, Universität Bonn, Römerstraße 164, D-53117 Bonn)

Several proposals have been made to achieve efficient routing of unicast and multicast data in wireless mobile ad hoc networks. This paper evaluates a new approach to use link layer parameters to determine a link quality value for route calculation, especially for multicast data dissemination. Simulation results suggest that a shortest path metric is rarely the best choice. Instead, a signal strength based metric yields better results than other common protocols.