Multipath-Based Reliable Routing Protocol with Fast-Recovery of Failures on MANETs

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 164)


This paper proposes a new multipath reliable routing protocol which has the fast-recovery capability of link failures on MANETs. The proposed protocol finds a reliable multipath considering the end-to-end packet reception probability of routes using Expected Transmission Count (ETX) link quality estimator. After setting a primary path which is the most reliable between the source and destination, the secondary paths are established to be used for recovering link failures. When a link failure happens, the proposed protocol recovers the failure quickly using the secondary paths without re-establishing paths at the source. The performance of the proposed protocol has been evaluated using QualNet simulator and compared with NMDR, MAODV-SIM, and HLAR. The simulation results show that our protocol is better in terms of end-to-end packet reception rate, end-to-end delay, and path recovery time.


MANETs Reliable routing protocol Multipath-based routing Fast recovery of failures 



This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2010-0024245).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of UlsanUlsanSouth Korea

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