Date Added: Mar 2012
Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) consists of wireless nodes which dynamically exchange data among themselves without fixed base station or a wired backbone network. Due to the limited transmission range of the mobile nodes, multiple hops are needed for a node to forward data to any node in the network. A major issue in the design of MANET routing algorithm is the construction of stable paths, since node mobility may cause breakdown of links frequently. In this paper, prediction based multipath reliable routing protocol is designed using an analytical model proposed. The proposed analytical model estimates the link availability between two nodes using an exponential distribution of epoch lengths. The performance of the proposed protocol is significantly improved in terms of packet delivery ratio.