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"Mobility-based Routing Overhead Management In Reconfigurable Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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Wilfred Githuka Gikaru (Author)

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ISBN-13 (Printausgabe) 3865372783
ISBN-13 (Hard Copy) 9783865372789
ISBN-13 (eBook) 9783736912786
Language Alemán
Page Number 148
Edition 1 Aufl.
Volume 0
Publication Place Göttingen
Place of Dissertation Dresden
Publication Date 2004-11-13
General Categorization Dissertation
Departments Informatics
Description

Routing Overheads are the non-data message packets whose roles are establishment and maintenance of routes for data packets as well as neighbourhood discovery and maintenance. They have to be broadcasted in the network either through flooding or other techniques that can ensure that a path exists before data packets can be sent to various destinations. They can be sent reactively or periodically to neighbours so as to keep nodes updated on their neighbourhoods. While we cannot do without these overhead packets, they occupy much of the limited wireless bandwidth available in wireless networks. In a reconfigurable wireless ad hoc network scenario, these packets have more negative effects, as links need to be confirmed more frequently than in traditional networks mainly because of the unpredictable behaviour of the ad hoc networks. We therefore need suitable algorithms that will manage these overheads so as to allow data packet to have more access to the wireless medium, save node energy for longer life of the network, increased efficiency, and scalability.