Mobility

Virtual Backbone Routing Structures in Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks

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Executive Summary

In this paper the authors studied several virtual routing structures (ring, ring-tree, cord, and mesh) which are scalable, independent on addresses, based on local information and partial global information for routing packets. These virtual routing structures are built on the top of the backbone nodes which are selected by considering power, connections, and immobility metrics. The experimental results on the ns2 simulator and both TelosBand MicaZ sensor nodes tested platform prove that the virtual backbone structures are superior to the existing routing schemes and the different virtual structures fit in with the different physical scenarios.

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