Date Added: Apr 2012
Position based routing plays a significant role in multi-hop Vehicular Ad hoc NETworks (VANETs), due to high mobility of nodes. Selection of next-hop node is crucial to improve the performance of routing. In this paper, the authors have proposed a method for selecting next-hop forwarding node based on the distance between the source and next-hop node and link quality. Next-hop node is selected based on Expected Progress Distance (EPD) criteria. Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs) refer to self-organizing wireless networks consisting of mobile nodes capable to establish communication among them without any fixed infrastructure. Every node in this network acts as router and forwards the message hop by hop.