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An entropy-based model to support QoS multicast optimization algorithm for mobile ad hoc networks

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3 Author(s)
Baolin Sun ; Sch. of Comput. Sci. & Technol., Wuhan Univ. of Technol., China ; Layuan Li ; Hua Chen

A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is an autonomous system of mobile nodes connected by wireless links. There is no static infrastructure such as base station as that was in cell mobile communication. Due to the dynamic nature of the network topology and restricted resources, quality of service (QoS) and multicast routing in MANET is a challenging task. In this paper, we present an entropy-based model to support QoS multicast routing optimization algorithm in mobile ad hoc networks (EQMOA). The basic motivations of the proposed modeling approach stem from the commonality observed in the location uncertainty in mobile ad hoc wireless networks and the concept of entropy. The simulation results demonstrate that the proposed approach and parameters provide an accurate and efficient method of estimating and evaluating the route stability in dynamic mobile networks.

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Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing, 2005. Proceedings. 2005 International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

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23-26 Sept. 2005

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