Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Many modern military communication systems rely on Internet Protocol (IP) mechanisms to provide networking functionality. In addition, mostly all of these military systems are moving towards net-centric architectures, making IP functionality vital to these networks. Despite its prodigious use, IP-type networks tend to struggle when faced with mobility. In many military communication systems, mobile nodes can move in and out of coverage areas and neighboring transmission ranges creating network outages and link intermittencies. Because of this, routing data efficiently in such networks has been a difficult problem to solve.