NICE-MRP: A near-optimal radio-interference aware multi-path routing protocol for MANETs

W. Abdou, C. Bloch, D. Charlet, F. Spies
2013 2013 10th IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NETWORKING, SENSING AND CONTROL (ICNSC)  
Nowadays, with the miniaturization of communication devices, dense and highly mobile ad-hoc networks are very common. Besides, more and more devices have several radio interfaces. In such an environment, multi-path routing should be considered. Yet, only few multi-path ad-hoc routing protocols take into account the radio-interferences which might arise between two geographically close routes. Moreover, they generally only forbid the addition of interfering paths rather than looking for a
more » ... ooking for a different, more optimized, solution. This paper presents NICE-MRP, a novel multi-path routing protocol for mobile adhoc networks giving efficient solutions with respect to physical radio-interferences between paths. This protocol discovers and stores several combinations of non-interfering multi-path routes. The best multi-path route is used to transmit data, whereas alternative multi-path routes are kept to dynamically react to route breakages due to mobility and node failures. Compared to other well-known protocols, NICE-MRP presents good qualities in terms of latency, overhead and packet losses. Besides, these results end to be rather independent from the degree of mobility.
doi:10.1109/icnsc.2013.6548832 dblp:conf/icnsc/AbdouBCS13 fatcat:xmghkfelpvhl7h2oyxmkgwgkfy