Performance Evaluation of Cross-Layer Routing for QoS Support in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

  • María Canales
  • José Ramón Gállego
  • Ángela Hernández-Solana
  • Antonio Valdovinos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4217)


Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) appear nowadays as one of the most promising architectures to flexibly provide multimedia services in multiple wireless scenarios. However, the dynamic nature of this environment complicates the supporting of the heavily demanded QoS. Since cooperation in MANETs is required to establish multihop communications, designing efficient QoS Routing algorithms mainly concentrates the technical efforts to guarantee QoS. This work presents a cross-layer architecture that performs a practical solution to solve the trade-off between the QoS provision and the efficient resource utilization thanks to different layers sharing network status information to cooperate in the network resource management. The cooperation between Routing and MAC levels allows to select End-to-End QoS paths according to the bandwidth availability measured in a realistic interference scenario, and appropriately react to mobility in a QoS context.


Call Admission Control RREP Packet Network Resource Management High Priority Service Wireless Personal Multimedia Communication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • María Canales
    • 1
  • José Ramón Gállego
    • 1
  • Ángela Hernández-Solana
    • 1
  • Antonio Valdovinos
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Engineering in Aragón, I3AUniversity of ZaragozaZaragoza(Spain)

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