Accession Number : AD1033491

Title :   Characterizing Deficiencies of Path-Based Routing for Wireless Multi-Hop Networks

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States

Personal Author(s) : Moore,Scott ; Narula-Tam,Aradhana ; Kuperman,Gregory ; Cheng,Bow-Nan

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Report Date : 01 May 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : In this paper, we examine the question of how effective routing is for reliably and efficiently delivering data in a wireless network. With the emergence of the Internet of Things, there is a renewed focus on multi-hop wireless networking to connect these systems of smart-devices. Many of the proposals to support this new networking paradigm continue to use the concept of routing: a path between users is formed via a series of point-to-point links. We believe that the characteristics of the wireless environment inherently make link-based routing unsuitable for wireless networking, and that new approaches need to be considered. In this paper, we demonstrate that link-based routing (1) experiences high packet loss due to the inherently unreliable nature of control information, (2) is unable to ensure reliable message delivery in a lossy environment, and (3) incurs a high cost for route maintenance and repair.

Descriptors :   routing protocols , wireless networks , reliability

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE