A Reliable Concurrent Multi-Route Protocol for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

Shoji NAITO  Mahdad N. SHIRAZI  Michihiko MINOH  

B - Abstracts of IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications (Japanese Edition)   Vol.J89-B   No.6   pp.873-886
Publication Date: 2006/06/01
Online ISSN: 1881-0209
Print ISSN: 1344-4697
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Wireless Ad Hoc Networks)
concurrent multi-route transmission,  ad-hoc networks,  route instability,  bandwidth aggregation,  cross layer,  route-state management,  

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Wireless mobile ad hoc networks, with self-organizing and fast deployable features, are making a promising technology towards the realization of a ubiquitous network environment. However, the realization of ubiquitous services, with increasing trends towards exchanging multimedia contents over networks, would not be easily achieved due to the dynamic nature of network topologies, resource constraints, and constraints of wireless medium. In this paper, we propose a cross-layer approach where the SCTP transport protocol is extended to support simultaneous data transmission over a dynamically changing set of available routes. The proposed scheme is implemented on ns-2 network simulator and evaluated through simulation studies.