On Reliability of Dynamic Addressing Routing Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
In Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) and sensor networks the scalability is a critical requirement if these technologies have to reach their full potential. However, most of experimented routing protocols have shown to work satisfactorily only up to few hundred nodes. In fact, such protocols, based on traditional routing procedures, assume that node identity equals node routing address exploiting so static addressing schemes, regardless their belonging class (proactive, reactive or the hybrid one). Such an assumption is certainly unacceptable for ad hoc and sensor networks, due to the node mobility and/or link instability.