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An Innovative Node Encounter Rate Metric for Source Routing in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks


  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Sathyabama University, Chennai - 600119, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University,Chennai - 600025, Tamil Nadu, India


Objective: The primary motive of this research is to improve the quality of service in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks by reducing the packet loss and average delay in the network. Methods: In this manuscript, an innovative metric called Node Encounter Rate (NER) is introduced based on the concept of nodes encountered during network operation. Findings: Network simulation results show that the dynamic estimation of the metric improves throughput by 47%, by this means reducing the loss and delay by 53% and 52% respectively. As per the comparison results, the proposed approach works better compared to the existing schemes also providing increased quality of service. The control packets are reduced because of routing through stable paths. In addition, the packets are forwarded over the paths that avoid high mobility scenarios. Novelty: The simulation outcome reveals that the Node Encounter Rate (NER) has high quality of service compared to the existing scheme under mobile scenarios.


Angle, Multicast Routing, Quality of Service, Wireless Mesh Networks

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