[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Customarily, the design of an efficient routing protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) demands sufficient consideration of the pertinent features. This is due to the fact that WMNs can be permanent or semi-permanent networks. Moreover, a reliable path from the source to the destination can be maintained using an improved and better performance metrics. Currently, the most widely used performance metric is the minimum hop-count which is based on the assumption that communication links are either working well or not working at all. This assumption is true for wired networks however this is impractical for wireless networks where numerous links suffer from intermediate loss ratios, low throughput, interference and other inherent limitations. Consequently, researchers have proposed a number of performance metrics for WMNs. It has also been shown that integrating multiple performance metrics into a routing protocol is effective for attaining optimal performance since it is highly probable that a single performance metric will not be able to satisfy the comprehensive requirements of WMNs. This paper presents a technique of integrating multiple routing metrics in order to optimize the performance of a routing protocol. The proposed technique is implemented on Multicast Ad-hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (MAODV) routing protocol. Simulation results show a statistically significant performance improvement over standard MAODV for WMNs.
International Journal of Networks and Communications. 01/2012; 2(2):1-6.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) is a technology that bridges the gap between fixed and mobile access
and offer the same subscriber experience for fixed and mobile user. Demand for such type of mobile broadband services and
applications are growing rapidly as it provides freedom to the subscribers to be online wherever they are at a competitive
price with other significant facilities such as increasing amounts of bandwidth, using a variety of mobile and nomadic devices
etc. The earliest version of WiMAX is based on IEEE 802.16 and is optimized for fixed and nomadic access, which is further
extended to support portability and mobility based on IEEE 802.16e, also known as Mobile WiMAX. However, frequent topology
changes caused by node mobility make routing in Mobile WiMAX networks a challenging problem. In this study, we focus upon
those routing protocols especially designed for wireless networks. Here, we compare the performance of four ad hoc routing
protocols (AODV, DSR, OLSR and ZRP) for Mobile WiMAX environment under the assumption that each of the subscriber station
has routing capabilities within its own network. From our simulation, we found that ZRP and AODV protocols outperform DSR
KeywordsAODV-DSR-Mobile WiMAX-OLSR and ZRP
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Problem statement: Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) is an emerging technology for wireless environment. Since WMNs are permanent or semi-permanent network, an efficient and reliable path establishment is the core concern for such type of networks. Several performance metrics has been designed for WMNs such as Expected Transmission Count (ETX), Expected Transmission Time (ETT), interference Aware Routing Metric (iAWARE), Link Type Aware (LTA) Metric, Success Probability Product (SPP) and so on. However, each of these individual routing metric considered some selected features thus a single metric is inadequate for selecting the most reliable path. Consequently, it is necessary to integrate multiple performance metrics into a routing protocol to attain optimal performance. Approach: In this study we proposed a technique of integrating multiple metrics to improve the performance of a WMN routing protocol. This technique was implemented in Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol thus leading to the development of Integrated Metrics AODV (IM-AODV) routing protocol. Results: The simulation results indicated that IM-AODV protocol significantly outperformed the traditional AODV in WMNs environment. In a lightly loaded network the performance of IM-AODV is almost similar to AODV, however, in moderate to highly loaded network the performance of IM-AODV was improved by 10% (on average) compared to AODV. Conclusion/Recommendations: Incorporating multiple metrics in a routing protocol proved an effective mechanism for selecting the best path in a multi-hop wireless network (e.g. WMN) with loop free routing and avoiding highly loaded and lossy links. The proposed integrated metric scheme can also be considered for other routing protocols with simple modifications.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) are dynamically self-organized and self-configured, with the nodes in the network automatically establishing an ad hoc network and preserving the mesh connectivity. There are several features which might help to design an efficient routing protocol suitable for wireless mesh networks such as improved performance metrics, link or path optimization, mobility management, scalability, cross-layer design etc. Since WMNs are permanent or semi-permanent network, an efficient and reliable path establishment is the core concern for such type of networks. By using the improved performance metrics, a reliable path can be established between source and destination. Minimum hop-count is the metric most commonly used by existing routing protocols. This approach implicitly assumes that links either work well or don’t work at all. While often true in wired networks, this is not a reasonable approximation in the wireless case; since many wireless links have intermediate loss ratios, interference problem, low throughput etc. For this reason, several performance metrics are already designed for WMNs such as Expected Transmission Count (ETX), Expected Transmission Time (ETT), Interference Aware Routing Metric (iAWARE), Link Type Aware (LTA) Metric, Success Probability Product (SPP) and so on. However, each individual routing metric consider some features and it is difficult to satisfy all the requirements of WMNs by using a single metric. Consequently, it is necessary to integrate multiple performance metrics into a routing protocol to attain optimal performance. This paper proposes a technique of integrating multiple routing metrics to improve the performance of a routing protocol. This technique is implemented in Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol and corresponding performance has been investigated in wireless mesh environment. Simulation results demonstrate significant performance improvement over standard AODV in WMNs.
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