Energy-efficient unicast and multicast communication for wireless ad hoc networks using multiple criteria

Christos Papageorgiou, Panagiotis Kokkinos, Emmanouel Varvarigos

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Routing is a primordial task in wireless ad hoc networks due to the multihop nature of packet relaying for both unicast (one-to-one) and multicast (one-to-many) communication. Furthermore, the lack of a fixed infrastructure makes energy efficiency a top priority in all operational aspects of these networks. This chapter focuses on energy-aware solutions for unicast and multicast routing, presenting a novel class of routing algorithms based on multiple criteria. According to this approach, each link—and by extension, path—is assigned a cost vector consisting of several cost parameters. After enumerating the candidate nondominated paths, the optimal is selected based on an optimization function. The algorithms are evaluated against well-known unicast and multicast strategies and are shown to result in improved and more balanced energy consumption.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile Ad Hoc Networks
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Status and Future Trends
EditorsJonathan Loo, Jaime Lloret Mauri, Jesús Hamilton Ortiz
Place of PublicationBoca Raton FL
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781439856512
ISBN (Print)9781439856505
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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