An agent-based protocol to support multimedia communication in ad hoc wireless networks

R. RoyChoudhury, K. Paul, S. Bandyopadhyay

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Abstract

Realizing high volume real time communication in a highly dynamic architecture like Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANET) still remains a major point of research. In this paper, we have attempted to address the issue of maintaining an uninterrupted session between a source and a destination through multiple paths in a temporal domain. We have tried to develop an agent-centric protocol that would accomplish multimediacommunication over adaptively selected routes. The protocol ensures minimal consumption of network resources. We have organized this work in two logical steps. In the first part, we have devised an agent-based framework with its associated protocols and mechanisms. The agents in the framework move from one node to another in the MANET architecture. The primary objective of this mobile multi-agent framework is to asynchronously collect network topology information (like node velocity, node location etc.) and distribute them into the information cache of all other nodes. This is accomplished proactively with the aim of making all nodes in the system topology-aware. The second part of the work attempts to make use of this topology awareness in the context of establishing and maintaining a communication link between two nodes. The agent-enabled proactive replenishment of fresh topology information enables the node to constantly evaluate network conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 15th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2001
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2026-2033
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0769509908, 9780769509907
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2001 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2001Apr 27 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings - 15th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2001

Other

Other15th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period4/23/014/27/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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