6th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China

Research Article

Multi-Node-Cooperative AODV Based on Cross-Layer

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/ChinaCom.2011.6158177,
        author={Liang Ye and Deying Chen and Xuejun Sha},
        title={Multi-Node-Cooperative AODV Based on Cross-Layer},
        proceedings={6th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China},
        keywords={multi-node-cooperative cross-layer routing protocol ad hoc network},
  • Liang Ye
    Deying Chen
    Xuejun Sha
    Year: 2012
    Multi-Node-Cooperative AODV Based on Cross-Layer
    DOI: 10.1109/ChinaCom.2011.6158177
Liang Ye1, Deying Chen2, Xuejun Sha1,*
  • 1: Communication Research Center, Harbin Institute of Technology
  • 2: Electronic Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology
*Contact email: shaxuejun@hit.edu.cn


According to the instability of links in mobile Ad hoc networks, this paper put forward a cross-layered multi-node-cooperative routing protocol AODV-CLC, based on a multi-route AODV. If the signal power between a certain node and the transmitter, as well as the power between it and the receiver, was larger than that between the transmitter and the receiver, the node became a candidate partner. One transmitter chose one partner by the signal power, and one partner served only one transmitter. When receiving a packet, the partner started a timer. If the partner had not received the receiver’s ACK when the timer ran out, it retransmitted the packet. The timer was set shorter than the MAC retry interval, so the partner could access the channel before the transmitter. The partner also offered ACK cooperation to reduce unnecessary retransmissions by the transmitter. If the link between the cooperator and the transmitter (or the receiver) broke, the cooperation was canceled. According to the simulation results, AODV-CLC had a smaller delay and delay jitter while a higher packet delivery ratio than the existing routing protocol. However, because of the cooperation messages, AODV-CLC evolved in additional control message cost.