Enhancement of beaconless location-based routing with signal strength assistance for Ad-hoc networks

Guowei Chen, Kenichi Itoh, Takuro Sato

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    Routing in Ad-hoc networks is unreliable due to the mobility of the nodes. Location-based routing protocols, unlike other protocols which rely on flooding, excel in network scalability. Furthermore, new location-based routing protocols, like, e.g. BLR [1], IGF [2], & CBF [3] have been proposed, with the feature of not requiring beacons in MAC-layer, which improve more in terms of scalability. Such beaconless routing protocols can work efficiently in dense network areas. However, these protocols' algorithms have no ability to avoid from routing into sparse areas. In this article, historical signal strength has been added as a factor into the BLR algorithm, which avoids routing into sparse area, and consequently improves the global routing efficiency.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2265-2271
    Number of pages7
    JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2008



    • Ad-hoc networks
    • Beaconless
    • Location-based
    • Routing
    • Rssi

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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