1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications

Research Article

MACRO+: a network coding driven integrated MAC/routing protocol for multihop wireless networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2891,
        author={L. Galluccio and A. Leonardi and G. Morabito, and S. Palazzo},
        title={MACRO+: a network coding driven integrated MAC/routing protocol for multihop wireless networks},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Location aware protocols geographical routing network coding.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2891}
    }
    
  • L. Galluccio
    A. Leonardi
    G. Morabito,
    S. Palazzo
    Year: 2010
    MACRO+: a network coding driven integrated MAC/routing protocol for multihop wireless networks
    MOBILWARE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2891
L. Galluccio1,*, A. Leonardi1,*, G. Morabito,1,*, S. Palazzo1,*
  • 1: DIIT, University of Catania, Italy.
*Contact email: l.galluccio@diit.unict.it, a.leonardi@diit.unict.it, g.morabito@diit.unict.it, s.palazzo@diit.unict.it

Abstract

Most next generation mobile terminals will be equipped with location computation facilities, e.g., GPS cards, which can be extremely useful to the purpose of routing in mobile mul- tihop wireless networks. In fact, if nodes are aware of their own location, then geographical routing algorithms can be applied which do not require signaling and thus, are very ef- ficient in high mobility scenarios. In this context, MACRO is an integrated MAC/routing protocol that achieves high energy efficiency in wireless multihop communications. The basic concept underlying MACRO is that when a node for- wards a data packet, all other nodes in the radio coverage evaluate their goodness in forwarding the packet towards the destination. The best a node is to this purpose, the sooner it will try to take the responsibility of relaying the packet. The basic concepts of MACRO are revised in this paper to allow the exploitation of network coding which can further improve energy efficiency. The resulting routing scheme, called MACRO+, is assessed through analysis.