A Unicast Stable Path Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Based on the Inverse of Link Expiration Time

The high-level contribution of this paper is the design and development of a unicast stable path routing protocol (referred to as SILET) that determines long-living routes based on the Inverse of the Link Expiration Times (LET) for Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs). From a graph theoretical perspective, the authors model SILET as a minimization problem to discover stable routes with the lowest value for the sum of the link weights; the weight of a link defined as 1 plus the inverse of the LETs. The inclusion of '1' in the link weights helps to reduce the number of constituent links of the paths (i.e. the hop count).

Provided by: Macrothink Institute Topic: Networking Date Added: Dec 2011 Format: PDF

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