IWDRA: An Intelligent Water Drop Based QoS-Aware Routing Algorithm for MANETs

  • Debajit Sensarma
  • Koushik Majumder
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 247)


Mobile ad-hoc network operates with no pre-setup infrastructure and is one of the most active research areas. In this kind of network mobile nodes are completely independent, self managed and they are highly dynamic in nature. Therefore, traditional routing cannot work properly in this environment. Besides this, Quality of Service (QoS) of the network is very important for real time and multimedia applications for providing better throughput. But providing QoS in routing is a challenging task. Thus in this paper we introduce a novel QoS aware multipath routing algorithm IWDRA, which is based on Intelligent Water Drop (IWD) algorithm and here packets follow the basic IWD properties among neighbor nodes. It provides better QoS of network which will increase network lifetime, network stability, packet delivery rate and it is also a highly adaptive routing which will support dynamic topology like MANET.


MANET Intelligent Water Drop (IWD) QoS Routing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & EngineeringWest Bengal University of TechnologyKolkataIndia

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