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Partial-Disjoint Multipath Routing for Wireless Ad-hoc Networks

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4 Author(s)
Haseeb Zafar ; University of Strathclyde, UK ; David Harle ; Ivan Andonovic ; Mahmood Ashraf

On-demand multipath routing in wireless ad-hoc networks can be effective in achieving load balancing over the network and in providing a degree of resilience to route failures. A shortest multipath source routing (SMS) protocol is proposed - a multipath extension to DSR - supporting multimedia applications. The protocol has two novel aspects compared to other on-demand multipath routing protocols: it achieves shorter multiple partial-disjoint paths and allows rapid recovery of route breaks. Simulation results show that SMS outperforms the competing protocols with respect to a number of key performance metrics.

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32nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2007)

Date of Conference:

15-18 Oct. 2007