Improving Mobile and Ad-hoc Networks performance using Group-Based Topologies

  • Jaime Lloret
  • Miguel Garcia
  • Jesus Tomas
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 264)


Many works related with mobile and ad-hoc networks routing protocols present new proposals with better or enhanced features, others just compare them or present an application environment, but this work tries to give another point of view. Why don’t we see the network as a whole and split it intro groups to give better performance to the network regardless of the used routing protocol?. First, we will demonstrate, through simulations, that grouping nodes in a mobile and ad-hoc networks improves the whole network by diminishing the average network delay and also the routing traffic received by the nodes. Then, we will show which one of the actual fully standardized protocols (DSR [1], AODV [2] and OLSR [3]) gives better performance to the whole network when there are groups of nodes. This paper starts a new research line and urges the researchers to think on it and design group-based protocols.


MANET group-based topologies network performance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaime Lloret
    • 1
  • Miguel Garcia
    • 1
  • Jesus Tomas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CommunicationsPolytechnic University of ValenciaSpain

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