Avoiding Jamming for Traffic Allocation Using Multiple-Path Routing

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Executive Summary

Multipath routing is the routing technique used to multiple alternative paths through a network, which can yield a variety of benefits such as fault tolerance, increased band width, or improved security. Multiple-path routing protocols allows a data source node to distribute the total traffic among the accessible paths. In this paper, the authors deal with the problem of jamming-aware source routing in which traffic allocations are based on empirical jamming statistics at individual network nodes and are performed by source node. They specify this traffic allocation as a lossy network flow optimization problem using portfolio selection theory from financial statistics.

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