Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
It is challenging to provide QoS in wireless ad hoc networks. One of the main problems that affects QoS in wireless ad hoc networks is the multi-hop nature of the network which generates high volume of control overhead. Such overhead is necessary to create/maintain network routes. Congested routes further aggravate the existing problem by generating more control packets for performing route maintenance. In addition, established routes are not well-protected and are subject to the changes in traffic load, which further reduces the QoS provided and wastes network resources.