Efficient Routing Using Temporal Distance in Intermittently Connected Mobile Ad-hoc Networks


The analysis of real social, biological and technological networks has attracted a lot of attention as technological advances have given us a wealth of empirical data. For, analysis and investigation time varying graphs are used to understand the relationship, contact duration, repeated occurrence of contact. It is under exploring in intermittently connected networks. Now, by extending the same concept in intermittent networks, the efficiency of the routing protocol can be improved. This paper discusses about the temporal characterizing algorithm. Such characterization can help in accurately understanding dynamic behaviors and taking appropriate routing decisions. Therefore, the present research provokes exploring different possibilities of utilizing the same time varying network analyses and designing an Adaptive Routing protocol using temporal distance metric. The adaptive routing protocol is implemented using ONE simulator and is compared with the Epidemic and PropHET for delivery ratio, overhead and the number of dropped messages. The result reveals that Adaptive routing performs better than Epidemic and PropHET for real and synthetic datasets.

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H. Shah, Y. Kosta and V. Patel, "Efficient Routing Using Temporal Distance in Intermittently Connected Mobile Ad-hoc Networks," Communications and Network, Vol. 5 No. 3, 2013, pp. 264-271. doi: 10.4236/cn.2013.53033.

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