The receiver's dilemma

John P. Mullen, Timothy Matis, Smriti Rangan

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Abstract

In Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs), each node has the capacity to act as a router. The performance of the MANET relies on how well the nodes perform this function. In simulations, the receipt of a Route Reply (rrep) packet is evidence that the associated link is reliable, but in the real world of wireless links, it is not. Thus a node often has to decide whether the RREP indicates a reliable link or is due to an outlier in the distribution of received power. If the node accepts an atypical RREP when the link is not reliable, the subsequent attempt to communicate will fail. On the other hand, if it rejects a representative rrep, it will fail to use a reliable link. This paper examines this selection problem using a stochastic model of link behavior and explores some techniques that may be used to deal with the situation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile and Wireless
Subtitle of host publicationCommunication Networks - IFIP TC6/WG6.8 Conference on Mobile and Wireless Communication Networks, MWCN 2004
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages299-310
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)038723148X, 9780387231488
StatePublished - 2005
EventIFIP TC6/WG6.8 Conference on Mobile and Wireless Communication Networks, MWCN 2004 - Paris, France
Duration: Oct 25 2004Oct 27 2004

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume162
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

ConferenceIFIP TC6/WG6.8 Conference on Mobile and Wireless Communication Networks, MWCN 2004
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period10/25/0410/27/04

Keywords

  • Decision rules
  • MANET routing
  • Multipath fading
  • Power averaging
  • Stochastic models
  • Wireless propagation

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