Metrics to Enable Adaptive Protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Abstract

Adaptive ad hoc network routing protocols can obtain improved performance over a wide variety of node mobility and network dynamics when compared with non-adaptive protocols. A mobility metric, which quantifies the effect of node movement in order to measure the communication potential in a mobile network, can be used to develop an adaptive ad hoc network protocol. We provide a set of requirements necessary for a mobility metric to form a basis for an adaptive protocol. Next, we introduce a mobility metric, link duration, that meets our demanding requirements and is a good indicator of protocol performance. In addition, we investigate the suitability for enabling adaptive ad hoc network protocols of several previously proposed popular metrics. keywords: adhoc mobility adaptive protocols routing

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@inproceedings{Boleng2002MetricsTE, title={Metrics to Enable Adaptive Protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks}, author={Jeff Boleng and William Navidi and Tracy Camp}, year={2002} }