A Survey on Position-Based Routing in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

Mauve, Martin ; Widmer, Jörg ; Hartenstein, Hannes

Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2001
The title of a journal, publication series: IEEE Network
Volume: 15
Issue number: 6
Page range: 30-39
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publishing house: IEEE
ISSN: 0890-8044, 1055-6877
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Business Informatics and Mathematics > Praktische Informatik IV (Effelsberg 1989-2017)
Subject: 004 Computer science, internet
Abstract: We present an overview of ad-hoc routing protocols that make forwarding decisions based on the geographical position of a packet's destination. Other than the destination's position, each node needs to know only its own position and the position of its one-hop neighbors in order to forward packets. Since it is not necessary to maintain explicit routes, position-based routing does scale well even if the network is highly dynamic. This is a major advantage in a mobile ad-hoc network where the topology may change frequently. The main prerequisite for position-based routing is that a sender can obtain the current position of the destination. Therefore, recently proposed location services are discussed in addition to position-based packet forwarding strategies. We provide a qualitative comparison of the approaches in both areas and investigate opportunities for future research.

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