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Avoiding Impact of Jamming Using Multipath Routing Based on Network Content

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Multiple-path source routing protocols allow a data source node to distribute the total traffic among available paths. In this paper, the authors consider the problem of jamming-aware source routing in which the source node performs traffic allocation based on empirical jamming statistics at individual network nodes. They formulate this traffic allocation as a lossy network flow optimization problem using portfolio selection theory from financial statistics. They show that in multisource networks, this centralized optimization problem can be solved using a distributed algorithm based on decomposition in Network Utility Maximization (NUM).

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