Date Added: Nov 2011
The real-time database service selection depends typically to the system stability in order to handle the time-constrained transactions within their deadline. However, applying the real-time database system in the mobile ad hoc networks requires considering the mobile nodes limited capacities. In this paper, the authors propose cross-layer service selection which combines performance metrics measured in the real-time database system to those used by the routing protocol in order to make the best selection decision. It ensures both timeliness and energy efficiency by avoiding low-power and busy service provider node.