Efficient Routing for Intermittently Connected Mobile Ad Hoc Network
Source: Kongu Engineering College
A Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) is a collection of mobile nodes that can communicate with each other using Multihop wireless links without using any fixed infrastructure and centralized controller. Communication links are susceptible to frequent failures due to intervening objects, which can cause intermittent connectivity. Due to Intermittent connectivity, there is no end-to-end path exists between source and destination all the time. Existing ad hoc routing protocols unable to deliver packets in the presence of a network partition between source and destination since they are designed for network where end to end connectivity exists between nodes. To deal with such networks researchers have suggested using flooding-based routing schemes and Message Ferrying Schemes.