Opportunistic Data Forwarding in MANETS Through Proactive Source Routing
In multi-hop wireless networking, Opportunistic data forwarding has drawn much attention, with most research conducted for stationary wireless networks. Opportunistic data forwarding has not been widely utilized in Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs), the reason behind this is the lack of an efficient lightweight proactive routing scheme with strong source routing capability. In this paper, proposed a lightweight Proactive Source Routing (PSR) protocol. PSR can maintain more network topology information than other protocols like Distance Vector (DV) routing to facilitate source routing, although it has much smaller overhead than traditional DV-based protocols (e.g., Destination-Sequenced DV (DSDV)], Link State (LS)-based routing (e.g., Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR)) and reactive source routing (e.g., Dynamic Source Routing (DSR)).