A Directional Route Discovery Protocol in Ad Hoc Multi-Hop Cellular Networks

Yongsuk PARK  Taejoon PARK  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.3   pp.725-728
Publication Date: 2010/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.725
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
multi-hop cellular networks,  4G network systems,  directional route discovery,  

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In this letter, we present a route discovery protocol for ad hoc multi-hop cellular networks which uses directional information towards the base station. The proposed protocol, based on the reactive approach, reduces flooding as much as possible. To quantify this, we analyze its performance in terms of how much progress it makes per hop and how much reduction in routing packet number it achieves per route discovery. The analytical, as well as simulation, results demonstrate that the proposed protocol significantly reduces flooding overheads and finds a route to the base station in a robust manner.