International Journal of Computer Applications
A proactive routing protocol CL-OLSR (Cross-Layer based Optimized Link State Routing) by using a brand-new routing metric CLM (Cross-Layer Metric) is proposed. This protocol senses link quality impact factors of bandwidth, node load, packet/link delivery rate and interference trough cross-layer operation mechanism. The metric is taken as a basis of route calculation and to optimize the route selection. Additionally, finding energy of nodes in the network. The simulation results are presented showing that the proposed CL-OLSR protocol improves the network throughput to a large extent; also reduce the end-to-end delay.