A connectionless approach to mobile ad hoc networks

Yao H. Ho*, Ai Hua Ho, Kien A. Hua, Georgiana L. Hamza-Lup

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Today's communication techniques for mobile ad hoc networks take a connection-oriented approach. Mobile nodes need to discover routes and establish a connection before they can communicate. This strategy is not robust as it cannot adapt to frequent unpredictable topology changes due to high mobility. Constant reconnections incur significant overhead making these schemes unsuitable for applications such as voice and video. To address these issues, we explore a connectionless paradigm in this paper. We leverage technology such as GPS (Global Positioning System) to allow a source node to discover a grid path to the destination node. Data packets are relayed along this path toward the destination using different intermediate nodes at different times without having to first establish connections between them. The performance of this new solution is essentially unaffected by node mobility. As a result, it is suitable for a wide range of mobile applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-195
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings - International Symposium on Computers and Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings - ISCC 2004, Ninth International Symposium on Computers and Communications - Alexandria, Egypt
Duration: 2004 Jun 282004 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • General Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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