Date Added: May 2011
Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is composed of mobile nodes, which do not have any fixed and wired communication infrastructure. This paper discusses a source based hybrid routing protocol called 'Hybrid Hop count based Multiple Quality of Service (QoS) constraints Routing Protocol with Mobility Prediction (HMQRPMP) for MANET'. It deals with QoS parameters of wireless links namely delay, delay-jitter, bandwidth, cost, link expiry time and residual battery power of mobile nodes. HMQRPMP selects the best routing path with minimal hop count, maximal link expiry time and high energy level among multiple paths between a source and a destination as to increase packet delivery ratio and reduce control overhead in MANET. It predicts the stability of link expiry time of each link for every path.