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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

A New Hybrid Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad hoc Networks

In this research we propose a new routing protocol for Mobile Ad hoc Networks: Dynamically Switched Protocol (DSP). The protocol (i) behaves similar to the existing Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) for small number of active nodes with low mobility in the network; if on the other hand a large number of nodes with high mobility are present, the routing algorithm switches its behavior to resemble Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Protocol (AODV). Thus, we avoid the surfeit of AODV's control overhead in the cases where DSR performs equally well (or better), and we enjoy the benefits of AODV when the productivity of DSR is reduced. Further, we note that currently both AODV and DSR do not posses network load balancing; thus (ii) via DSP we propose a network load balancing policy based on dynamically and purposefully changing node's mobility and position, when possible. In that manner, the overuse and power depletion of a node is reduced.

Presenter: Milen Nikolov (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Computer Science
Location: 102 Edwards
Time: 9:40 am (Session I)