STOD-RP: A Spectrum-Tree Based On-Demand Routing Protocol for Multi-Hop Cognitive Radio Networks
A unique challenge for routing in cognitive radio networks is the collaboration between the route selection and spectrum decision. To solve this problem, in this paper a Spectrum-Tree base On-Demand Routing Protocol (STOD-RP) is proposed where a spectrum-tree is built in each spectrum band. The formation of the spectrum-tree addresses the cooperation between spectrum decision and route selection in an efficient way. In addition, a new route metric is proposed as well as a fast and efficient spectrum-adaptive route recovery method. Simulation results show that the authors' proposed STOD-RP reduces the control overhead and shortens the average end-to-end delay significantly.