RBR: Refinement-Based Route Maintenance Protocol in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

  • Jain Shing Liu
  • Chun-Hung Richard Lin
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 162)


In this paper, we propose a so-called refinement-based routing protocol that uses dynamic route redirection to provide proactive route selection and maintenance to on-demand routing algorithms so that the benefits of both types of routing algorithms can be combined and their drawbacks minimized. Experimental results demonstrate that adding the refinement-based routing protocol to AODV significantly reduces the number of broken paths and the end-to-end packet latency when compared with the pure on-demand routing protocol, AODV.


route maintenance ad hoc wireless network 


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© International Federation for Information Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jain Shing Liu
    • 1
  • Chun-Hung Richard Lin
    • 2
  1. 1.Providence UniversityR.O.C.
  2. 2.National Sun Yat-Sen UniversityR.O.C.

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