Proposal and Performance Evaluation of Hybrid Routing Mechanism for NDN Ad Hoc Networks Combining Proactive and Reactive Approaches

Quang Minh NGO  Ryo YAMAMOTO  Satoshi OHZAHATA  Toshihiko KATO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E102-D   No.9   pp.1784-1796
Publication Date: 2019/09/01
Publicized: 2019/06/18
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2018EDP7440
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Information Network
Ad Hoc Network,  Named Data Networking,  Proactive Routing,  Reactive Routing,  

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In this paper, we propose a new routing protocol for named data networking applied to ad hoc networks. We suppose a type of ad hoc networks that advertise versatile information in public spaces such as shopping mall and museum. In this kind of networks, information providers prepare fixed nodes, and users are equipped with mobile terminals. So, we adopt a hybrid approach where a proactive routing is used in the producer side network and a reactive routing is used in the consumer side network. Another feature of the proposed protocol is that only the name prefix advertisement is focused on in the proactive routing. The result of performance evaluation focusing on the communication overhead shows that our proposal has a moderate overhead both for routing control messages and Interest packets compared with some of conventional NDN based ad hoc routing mechanisms proposed so far.