A Structured Mesh Overlay Network for P2P Applications on Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

  • Thirapon Wongsaardsakul
  • Kanchana Kanchanasut
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4882)


In this paper, we describe a Structured Mesh Overlay Network (SMON) based on a Distributed Hash Table (DHT) technique on top of a proactive routing protocol, Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR). SMON is a P2P cross-layer overlay network based on concept of CrossROAD. CrossROAD uses a pure flooding technique to form and maintain an overlay network. The broadcast mechanism has a negative effect on bandwidth usage of the network. On the other hand, we introduce a new algorithm for overlay formation and maintenance in order to reduce a number of overlay broadcast messages. The simulation results show that SMON reduces the number of overlay control overhead around 95% as compared to CrossROAD, while it maintains high query success ratio and low query delay.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thirapon Wongsaardsakul
    • 1
  • Kanchana Kanchanasut
    • 1
  1. 1.Internet Education and Research Laboratory and School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani 12120Thailand

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