Award Date

2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science

Department

Computer Science

Advisor 1

Ajoy K. Datta, Committe Chair

First Committee Member

John T. Minor

Second Committee Member

Yoohwan Kim

Graduate Faculty Representative

Emma Regentova

Number of Pages

71

Abstract

This thesis presents both a review of current MANET routing protocols and a new MANET routing algorithm. The routing protocols reviewed include representative samples from the three primary forms of routing found in MANETS: proactive routing, reactive routing and hybrid routing. Secure algorithms are given special treatment in the review. In addition several protocol enhancements are discussed.

The proposed routing protocol is designed to support networks of a medium size, containing over 200 nodes but less than 3,000 nodes. The design is intentionally simple to allow ease of implementation in comparison with other MANET protocols that provide similar functionality.

Keywords

Clustering; Hybrid routing; MANET routing; Mobile ad hoc network (MANET); Networking; Proactive routing; Reactive routing

Disciplines

Computer Sciences | Digital Communications and Networking

Language

English


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