Objects Communication Behavior on Multihomed Hybrid Ad Hoc Networks

  • Bernardo LealEmail author
  • Luigi Atzori
Conference paper


When objects connected to the Internet for sharing information move around, they usually need, as communication support, a Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET), which consists of a number of self-organized mobile nodes with routing capabilities. When a MANET connects to a fixed network, it is commonly known as hybrid ad hoc network. When more than one gateway connects a MANET to a fixed network, packets that pass from one network to the other may change the gateway they use dynamically. In this chapter, it is examined how the communications established between objects on a MANET with nodes on a fixed network are affected when the paths followed for their forwarded packets change the gateway in use. Two different scenarios are considered: one in which a MANET reactive routing protocol is used and one in which a proactive protocol is used. It is found that reactive protocols will have better communication behavior when objects are in movement.


Mobile Node Packet Delivery Ratio Forward Packet Route Request Optimize Link State Route 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly

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