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Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing – EUC 2005

Volume 3824 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 550-559

A Scalable and Reliable Multiple Home Regions Based Location Service in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

  • Guojun WangAffiliated withSchool of Information Science and Engineering, Central South University
  • , Yingjun LinAffiliated withSchool of Information Science and Engineering, Central South University
  • , Minyi GuoAffiliated withSchool of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu

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Abstract

Compared with topology-based routing, location-based routing scales much better in large-scale mobile ad hoc networks. Location-based routing protocols assume that a location service is available to provide location information of each node in the network. Many location service protocols have been proposed in the literature. However, either they do not scale well in large-scale network environment, or they are not reliable if the network is highly dynamic. We propose a multiple home regions based location service protocol in large-scale mobile ad hoc networks. Theoretical analysis shows that the proposed protocol outperforms existing protocols in terms of both scalability and reliability.

Keywords

Mobile ad hoc networks location service location-based routing scalability reliability