Throughput Optimization Methods for TDMA-Based Tactical Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

  • G. SelvakumarEmail author
  • K. S. Ramesh
  • Shashikant Chaudhari
  • Manoj Jain
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 771)


In today’s network-centric battlefield, mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) play an important role in military operations to provide situation awareness. MANET is an infrastructure-less network that is automatically built as soon as devices connect or disconnect. Instead of relying on a central node to coordinate the flow of messages, the individual nodes are able to forward packets to each other. Tactical MANET is characterized by rapid changes in the network topology due to node mobility and intermittent line-of-sight (LOS) connectivity. In military operations, tactical wireless networks have high demands for robustness, responsiveness, reliability, availability and security. Also, wireless communication networks supporting tactical military operations are limited by bandwidth requirements. To achieve greater responsiveness and better system throughput for TDMA-based tactical mobile ad hoc networks, it is necessary to minimize the overhead parameters at various layers. In this chapter, we propose various optimization methods to maximize tactical wireless throughput by reducing the control plane and data plane overheads with the available system bandwidth.


TDMA MANET Throughput 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Selvakumar
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. S. Ramesh
    • 1
  • Shashikant Chaudhari
    • 1
  • Manoj Jain
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Research LaboratoryBharat Electronics LimitedBengaluruIndia

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