A Self-Healing and Optimizing Routing Technique for Ad Hoc Networks
On demand routing protocols provide scalable and cost-effective solutions for packet routing in wireless ad hoc networks. The paths generated by these protocols may deviate far from the optimal because of the lack of knowledge about the global topology and the mobility of nodes. Routing optimality affects network performance, especially when the load is high. Longer route consumes more bandwidth, power, and are more prone to disconnections. In this paper, the authors propose a Self-Healing and Optimizing Routing Technique (SHORT) for mobile ad hoc networks that monitors the route and tries to shorten it if and when a shortcut path is available.