Date Added: Mar 2010
To overcome the inherent lossy property of wireless links and increase network throughput, many multi-path routing protocols have been proposed to improve the reliability and latency of packet delivery in wireless networks. Multi-path routing protocols, however, do not take advantage of existing coding opportunities to maximize network throughput. In this paper, the authors propose a novel Coding-Aware Multi-Path routing protocol (CAMP), which forwards packets over multiple paths dynamically based on path reliability and coding opportunity. CAMP employs a route discovery mechanism which returns to the source multiple paths along with ETX (Expected Transmission Count) of all links on each path.