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Journal of Mobile Communication
Year: 2008 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 99-104
Improving Qos in Disconnected Mobile Ad Hoc Network
R.C. Suganthe and P. Balasubramanie
Abstract: A Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) is a collection of mobile nodes that can communicate with each other using Multihop wireless links without using any fixed infrastructure and centralized controller. Communication links are susceptible to frequent failures due to intervening objects, which can cause intermittent connectivity i.e., there is no end-to-end path exists between source and destination all the time. Existing ad hoc routing protocols unable to deliver packets in the presence of a network partition between source and destination since they are robust to rapidly changing network topology. Flooding based schemes and Message Ferrying schemes are proposed by many researchers to overcome network partitions in intermittently connected ad hoc network. Flooding scheme is not suitable if partitions last for a long duration of time. Message Ferry distributes messages between nodes which are located in different partitions which may be disconnected. Ferry moves around a fixed path for providing regular connectivity in a disconnected network. But this scheme needs huge buffer space and also online collaboration between Ferry and other nodes in the network. With this in mind, a new routing scheme with two types of Ferries has been proposed. This scheme improves delivery rate and delay and it does not need any online collaboration between ferry and mobile nodes, it needs only online collaboration between local and global ferries.
How to cite this article:
R.C. Suganthe and P. Balasubramanie , 2008. Improving Qos in Disconnected Mobile Ad Hoc Network. Journal of Mobile Communication, 2: 99-104.