Type of service aware routing protocol in mixed traffic mobile ad-hoc networks

Consolee Mbarushimana*, Ali Shahrabi

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Abstract

    Although several congestion aware routing protocols have been proposed for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) over the last decade, the effect of the different traffic types has not been considered in any routing protocol. Distinguishing different types of traffic that each node deals with in QoS-aware MANETs and responding to routing protocol requests correspondingly can potentially increase the performance of routing protocols and the whole network. This paper explores the effect the type of traffic generated or routed by intermediate nodes has on the performance of routing protocols. We then propose Type of Service Aware (TSA) and Type of Service and Load Aware routing protocol (TSLA), two enhancements to AODV that consider the ToS of the traffic nodes in their route selection process. Our simulation study reveals that our schemes considerably improve the throughput and packet delay of both low and high priority traffic under different network operational conditions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages677-681
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9781424424887
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2008
    Event2008 IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems - ReykjavIk, Iceland
    Duration: 21 Oct 200824 Oct 2008

    Publication series

    Name
    ISSN (Print)2154-0217
    ISSN (Electronic)2154-0225

    Conference

    Conference2008 IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
    Abbreviated title ISWCS'08
    Country/TerritoryIceland
    CityReykjavIk
    Period21/10/0824/10/08

    Keywords

    • Routing protocols
    • Telecommunication traffic
    • Mobile ad hoc networks
    • Traffic control
    • Delay
    • Computer networks
    • Mobile computing
    • Ad hoc networks
    • Throughput
    • Performance loss

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Communication

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