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Load-balanced routing in ad hoc networks


Many multipath routing protocols proposed to date have used destination sequence numbers to provide multiple loop-free paths to destinations. We present the first on-demand multipath routing protocol for ad hoc networks that uses source sequence numbers to maintain loop-free routes. We propose a novel load-balancing scheme that incurs very little control overhead. Extensive simulations illustrate that the proposed multipath protocol performs better than single-path approaches and that the proposed load-balancing scheme performs better than basic round-robin scheduling.


Rangarajan, S.; Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J. J. Load-balanced routing in ad hoc networks. Proceedings of 16th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (IEEE ICCCN 2007); 2007 August 13-16; Honolulu; HI; USA.