Accession Number:

AD1034978

Title:

Challenge: How Effective is Routing for Wireless Networking

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States

Report Date:

2015-09-07

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE