Binary Information Press
Mobile ad hoc networks consist of a collection of wireless mobile nodes which dynamically exchange data without reliance on a fixed base station or a wired backbone network, which makes routing a crucial issue for the design of ad hoc networks. In this paper, the authors discussed a hybrid multi-path routing protocol named Multi-Path Optimized Link State Protocol (MP-OLSR). It is based on the link state algorithm and employs periodic exchange of messages to maintain topology information of the networks. In the mean-time, it updates the routing table in an on-demand scheme and forwards the packets in multiple paths which have been determined by the source.