A distributed mechanism for topology discovery in ad hoc wireless networks using mobile agents

Romit RoyChoudhury, S. Bandyopadhyay, Krishna Paul

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Abstract

We have discussed a mobile multi-agent based framework to address the aspect of topology discovery in ad hoc wireless network environment. In other words, we have designed a multi-agent based protocol to make the nodes in the network topology aware. Our primary aim is to collect all topology-related information from each node in the network and distribute them periodically (as updates) to other nodes through mobile agents. The notion of stigmergic communication has been used through the implementation of a shared information cache in each node. Moreover, we have used a concept of link stability and information aging based on which a predictive algorithm running on each node can predict the current network topology based on the current network information stored at that node. We have demonstrated through performance evaluation of a simulated system that the use of mobile multi-agent framework would be able to make each node in the network topology aware without consuming large portion of network capacity. This would eventually help us to implement a proactive routing protocol without much overhead. Moreover, as a direct outcome of infiltrating topology information into the nodes, the foundations for designing distributed network management and implementing communication awareness get automatically laid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2000 1st Annual Workshop on Mobile and Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHOC 2000
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages145-146
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0780365348, 9780780365346
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Annual Workshop on Mobile and Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHOC 2000 - Boston, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2000 → …

Publication series

Name2000 1st Annual Workshop on Mobile and Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHOC 2000

Other

Other1st Annual Workshop on Mobile and Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHOC 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston
Period8/11/00 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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