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Journal of Software


DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1001.2009.03502

Journal of Software 2009/20 :10 PP.2721-2728


Traffic Load-Based Interference-Aware Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

ZHANG Xin-Ming , LIU Qiong , DAI Shi-Fang , LIU Yong-Zhen

School of Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230027, China

Abstract: The interference will greatly influence the performances of networks on its throughput, energy consumption, and lifetime in mobile ad hoc networks (MANET). On the basis of the existing interference models founded on the number and distribution position of the neighbor nodes, the traffic load of neighbors is further considered and an interference model based on traffic load is proposed. Based on the new interference model, a traffic load-based interference-aware routing (TIR) protocol is proposed, which chooses the routing path with the minimal interference between the source node and the destination node to reduce the possible interference generated when a packet is being forwarded. The results of the simulations show that the proposed interference model based on traffic load suits the characteristic of the MANET, and the TIR protocol obviously improves the network’s lifetime, communication delay and throughput.

Keywords: interference  routing protocol  neighbor node  traffic load  mobile ad hoc network 

Recieved: 2008-07-17 ; Accepted: 2008-10-27; Published Online: 2009-11-06

Corresponding Author: ZHANG Xin-Ming (xinming@ustc.edu.cn)

Supported By:Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No.60673171 (国家自然科学基金); the National Basic Research Program of China under Grant No.2006CB303006 (国家重点基础研究发展计划(973))