Link-state routing protocol for multi-channel multi-interface wireless networks

Cheolgi Kim, Young Bae Ko, Nitin H. Vaidya

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Abstract

A lot of military networks maintain multiple wireless channels and exploit frequency-hopping spread spectrum on those channels for anti-jamming. One drawback of using multi-channel communications is the high overhead involved in broadcast operations: a transmitter should transmit a broadcast packet to all channels that are possibly occupied by a receiver. This makes certain broadcast-intensive mechanisms, such as, link-state routing difficult to implement. Link-state routing, however is faster and robust, which makes it suitable for military applications. In this paper, we present a link-state routing protocol tailored for multichannel networks by minimizing the broadcast overheads. This is achieved by means of a special set of nodes called cluster-heads. We have implemented our protocol on a multichannel, multi-interface wireless test bed and have compared its performance with an AODV-like reactive routing protocol, which is also tailored for multi-channel multi-interface networks. The measurements on our test bed show that the proposed link-state routing protocol provides transient communications in a comparable or better performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2008 - Assuring Mission Success
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2008 - Assuring Mission Success - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Nov 17 2008Nov 19 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM

Other

Other2008 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2008 - Assuring Mission Success
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period11/17/0811/19/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kim, C., Ko, Y. B., & Vaidya, N. H. (2008). Link-state routing protocol for multi-channel multi-interface wireless networks. In 2008 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2008 - Assuring Mission Success [4753578] (Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM). https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2008.4753578