5th International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, Worksharing

Research Article

A novel forwarding/dropping decision engine for wireless multi-hop ad-hoc networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.COLLABORATECOM2009.8379 ,
        author={A. M. AbdelRahman and M. Abou EI-Nasr and Ossama Ismail},
        title={A novel forwarding/dropping decision engine for wireless multi-hop ad-hoc networks},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, Worksharing},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2009},
        month={12},
        keywords={Ad hoc networks Computer networks Education Energy consumption Engines Informatics Mobile ad hoc networks Mobile handsets Personal digital assistants Spread spectrum communication},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.COLLABORATECOM2009.8379 }
    }
    
  • A. M. AbdelRahman
    M. Abou EI-Nasr
    Ossama Ismail
    Year: 2009
    A novel forwarding/dropping decision engine for wireless multi-hop ad-hoc networks
    COLLABORATECOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.COLLABORATECOM2009.8379
A. M. AbdelRahman1,*, M. Abou EI-Nasr2,*, Ossama Ismail3,*
  • 1: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Computer Engineering, Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST). Alexandria, Egypt
  • 2: Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Engineering, Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST). Alexandria, Egypt
  • 3: Professor, Regional Informatics Center, Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST). Alexandria, Egypt
*Contact email: abdelrahman.aast@gmail.com, mnasr@vt.edu, ossama@vt.edu

Abstract

Ad-hoc networks have been massively used in the last couple of years. The noticeable increase of wireless devices including PDAs, mobile phones, cellular devices, notebooks, etc has directed researchers to start considering various kinds of such ad-hoc networks including wireless mesh networks, multi-hop ad-hoc networks, etc. In this paper, we introduce a new approach for the forwarding and dropping dilemma that faces every node participating in a MANET. We assume that nodes in an ad hoc network behave as if they are in a competitive environment where each node seeks maximum delivery of its destined packets and minimum power consumption due to forwarding. The strategy makes use of data gathered from neighboring nodes that speaks about their behavior. Our strategy will eventually exclude selfish nodes and include cooperative nodes in accordance to the decision it makes.