Mobility

TDMA-Based Multi-Hop Resource Reservation Protocol for Real-Time Applications in Tactical Mobile Adhoc Network

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Executive Summary

This paper proposes a new Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) based Multi-hop Resource(slots) Reservation protocol (TMRR) for Tactical Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (T-MANET). TMRR lets a node reserve the channel resource for multi-hop packet transmission in consecutive order, so that the packet transmission between a source node and a multi-hop away destination node is possible within a super-frame. This paper evaluates the performance of the proposed protocol via OPNET simulation in terms of the average end-to-end delay and the average throughput in both static and mobile environments. And this paper compares it to that of the Evolutionary-TDMA (E-TDMA) which is a representative reservation-based Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol considering node mobility in MANET.

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