Testbed Evaluation of QoS Routing Enhancements for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Source: Northwest University
Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) are a specific type of wireless network that is infrastructure-less, dynamic and self-organising. There is a growing need for MANETs to support real-time multimedia applications. Most current MANET routing protocols only support best-effort routing. By improving the QoS on MANETs, one can extend the set of multimedia services that can run on the MANET. The paper proposes to practically implement enhancements to the AODV routing protocol and quantify the effect of these enhancements on the QoS achieved in a wireless grid testbed. The work will then be extended by comparing relative performance with the DYMO routing protocol.