Springer Science+Business Media
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a group of autonomous mobile nodes that wirelessly communicate with each other to form a wireless dynamic topology network. It works without requiring any centralized pre-existing administration units (infrastructure less network). There are many studies that focus on improving source-destination route stability and lifetime by modifying the existing MANET routing protocols. In this paper, a fuzzy-based approach is proposed to enhance the Ad hoc On-Demand distance Vector (AODV) reactive routing protocol's performance by selecting the most trusted nodes to construct the route between the source and destination nodes.