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Distributed Location Service with Spatial Awareness for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Shyr-Kuen CHEN Tay-Yu CHEN Pi-Chung WANG
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2010/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Wireless Distributed Networks)
position-based routing, distributed virtual home region, spatial aware, multi-home region,
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A mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) consists of a collection of wireless mobile nodes without any fixed network infrastructure. Since the mobile nodes form a constantly changing topology, the design of efficient and scalable routing protocols is a fundamental challenge in MANETs. In the current literature, position-based routing protocols are regarded as having better scalability and lower control overhead than topology-based routing protocols. Since location services are the most critical part of position-based routing protocols, we present a multi-home-region scheme, Distributed Virtual Home Region with Spatial Awareness (DVHR-SA), to improve the performance of location service in this paper. Our scheme adaptively selects different update and query procedures according to the location of a source node. The simulation results show that DVHR-SA shortens the lengths of the update, query and reply paths. Our scheme also reduces the overall network message overhead. Therefore, DVHR-SA is considerably fast and stable.