Date Added: Feb 2011
The mobility based node reputation scheme for secured MANET presented in this study maintains the consistent knowledge about the node's communication spree, whether trusted or untrusted one. The proposed reputation scheme is used in improving the efficiency of overall network data transfer between different nodes. The neighbor node utilization rate is used to evaluate the consistent nature of nodes reputation behavior and minimize the route discovery delay threshold. Path diversity metric used in the simulation experiments for analyzing the mobility based node reputation scheme shows the nature of data transfer route in the MANET reactive routing protocol.