ws 17(12): e3

Research Article

A Cross-Domain Optimization Scheme for MANET Communications in Heterogeneous Networks

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.12-12-2017.153465,
        author={Yalong Wu and Wei Yu and Fang Yuan and Jin Zhang and Chao Lu and James  Nguyen and Daniel Ku},
        title={A Cross-Domain Optimization Scheme for MANET Communications in Heterogeneous Networks},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Wireless Spectrum},
        volume={3},
        number={12},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={WS},
        year={2017},
        month={12},
        keywords={Heterogeneous Networks, Topology Optimization, LTE, Intra-MANET Communication, Inter-MANET Communication, Routing Protocols, Spectrum Efficiency, Spectrum Sharing, Spectrum Policy},
        doi={10.4108/eai.12-12-2017.153465}
    }
    
  • Yalong Wu
    Wei Yu
    Fang Yuan
    Jin Zhang
    Chao Lu
    James Nguyen
    Daniel Ku
    Year: 2017
    A Cross-Domain Optimization Scheme for MANET Communications in Heterogeneous Networks
    WS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.12-12-2017.153465
Yalong Wu1, Wei Yu1,*, Fang Yuan1, Jin Zhang1, Chao Lu1, James Nguyen2, Daniel Ku2
  • 1: Dept. of Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University, Towson, MD USA.
  • 2: US Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Aberdeen, Proving Ground, MD, USA
*Contact email: wyu@towson.edu

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a cross-domain optimization (CDO) scheme, which optimizes the MANET topology and enables communication between multiple MANETs via LTE. Particularly, we first deploy a gateway to the center of gravity of all nodes in each MANET so that the network topology is optimized. Thus, the aggregation cost of intra-MANET traffic in the gateway is improved. Likewise, we then deploy an eNodeB in the center of gravity of all gateways to establish communication connections between multiple MANETs via LTE. Then, the aggregation cost of inter-MANET traffic at eNodeBs can be largely reduced because of the minimization of the distances between eNodeBs and gateways, along with a significant performance improvement of inter-MANET communications owing to the superiority of LTE. Vis extensive simulations, we validate the effectiveness of our proposed scheme. Our experimental results demonstrate that the CDO scheme can greatly improve network performance. Finally, we discuss some other issues.