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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1033491.pdf


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