University of Bonn / Computer Science / Department IV / Christian de Waal
Institute of Computer Science IV
Communication Systems, Operating Systems, and Stochastic Modelling
Harald H.-J. Bongartz, Thomas Bachran, Christian de Waal, Matthias Frank: Performance evaluation of a proactive link quality based uni- and multicast routing protocol for MANETs
Technical report FKIE/KOM-EFS/2006/01, December 2006
Several proposals have been made to achieve efficient routing of unicast and multicast data in wireless mobile ad hoc networks. This paper evaluates a new approach to use link layer parameters to determine a link quality value for route calculation, especially for multicast data dissemination. Simulation results suggest that a shortest path metric is rarely the best choice. Instead, a signal strength based metric yields better results than other common protocols.
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