Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
In Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs), the existing anonymous routing protocols result in increased overhead as the network size increases. Also, increased delay and inaccuracies are caused when the nodes deployed in the network lags the topology information in prior. In order to overcome these issues, in this paper, the authors propose a Hybrid Anonymous Location-Aided Routing Protocol (HALARP) for MANETs. This technique utilizes both proactive and reactive mode of anonymous location based routing. The proactive method is applied for the nodes within the pre-defined radius and reactive method is applied for nodes outside the pre-defined radius. When the source wants to transmit the data to the destination, it is executed using suitable encryption technique in secured manner with the help of topology information.