MSDM: Maximally Spatial Disjoint Multipath Routing Protocol for MANET


Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) consists of mobile nodes that are connected via very dynamic multi-hop channels. Routing in MANET is a challenging task that has received great attention from researchers. In this paper we present Maximally Spatial Disjoint Multipath routing protocol (MSDM) which is a modification of AOMDV protocol. MSDM finds paths which are spatially separated and maximally disjointed. We think that sending various packets over spatially disjointed paths reduces the probability of collision occurrence and allows concurrent transmission over the set of different selected paths. Performance comparison of MSDM and AOMDV using GloMoSim simulator shows that MSDM is able to achieve a considerable improvement regarding some performance metrics such as delay, routing packets overhead, and network throughput.

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W. Almobaideen, R. Al-Soub and A. Sleit, "MSDM: Maximally Spatial Disjoint Multipath Routing Protocol for MANET," Communications and Network, Vol. 5 No. 4, 2013, pp. 316-322. doi: 10.4236/cn.2013.54039.

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