An Inter-Domain Routing Protocol Based on Autonomous Clustering for Heterogeneous Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Keisei OKANO  Yuto AOKI  Tomoyuki OHTA  Yoshiaki KAKUDA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E98-B   No.9   pp.1768-1776
Publication Date: 2015/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E98.B.1768
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Emerging Technologies on Ambient Sensor Networks toward Future Generation)
heterogeneous MANETs,  routing protocol,  clustering,  

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A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) consists of mobile wireless terminals without using base stations. MANETs are expected to be utilized for various purposes such as traffic jam information announcements for vehicles and safety confirmation systems in disaster. Each MANET uses unique routing protocols that have been adapted for particular applications. Therefore, utilizing a common routing protocol for multiple MANETs is difficult. In this paper, we propose an Autonomous Clustering-based Inter-Domain Routing protocol to communicate between MANETs. Using the autonomous clustering, the proposed inter-domain routing scheme can change the network gateways between MANETs adaptively according to the network topology changes.