Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Mahesh K. Marina, SamirR. Das

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Efficient, dynamic routing is one of the key challenges in mobile ad hoc networks. In the recent past, this problem was addressed by many research efforts, resulting in a large body of literature. We survey various proposed approaches for routing in mobile ad hoc networks such as flooding, proactive, on-demand and geographic routing, and review representative protocols from each of these categories. We further conduct qualitative comparisons across various approaches. We also point out future research issues in the context of individual routing approaches as well as from the overall system perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAd Hoc Networks
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies and Protocols
EditorsPrasant Mohapatra, SrikanthV. Krishnamurthy
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-22690-3
ISBN (Print)978-0-387-22689-7
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Unicast routing
  • mobile ad hoc networks
  • multihop wireless networks
  • packet radio networks
  • flooding
  • proactive routing
  • on-demand routing
  • geographic routing


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