An Agent Using Matrix for Backward Path Search on MANET

  • SungSoo Lee
  • ZhiPeng Liu
  • ChongGun Kim
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4953)


With the dynamic and mobile nature of ad hoc networks, links may fail due to topology changes. So, a major challenge in ad hoc networks is to search path from a source to a destination with an efficient routing method, which is also an important issue for delay-sensitive real-time application. A topology of the nodes interconnections in an ad hoc network can be modeled as an adjacency matrix. In this paper, we present a knowledge discovery agent to collect topology information and derive the adjacency matrix. Based on a sequence matrix calculation, we propose an effective routing algorithm Matrix- Based Backward path Search (MBBS) for route discovery from a destination to a source. The performance of MBBS and that of Breadth First Search (BFS) algorithm are compared. The research result proves that MBBS is more efficient in recognizing the route.


a knowledge discovery agent Ad hoc network adjacency matrix connectivity matrix 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • SungSoo Lee
    • 1
  • ZhiPeng Liu
    • 1
  • ChongGun Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringYeungnam University 

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