Opportunistic routing in multi-rate multi-hop ad hoc networks

Raed Taleb Al-Zubi, Marwan M Krunz

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Opportunistic routing has recently been proposed for ad hoc networks. Several works showed that opportunistic routing improves network performance. None of these works, however, studied the integration of opportunistic routing into multi-rate ad hoc networks. In this paper, we study this integration. Specifically, we consider the problem of determining the required number of retransmissions in opportunistic routing and the transmission rate in each retransmission such that the required (re)transmission time for a sent packet is minimized while at the same time a target end-to-end PER is satisfied. We show that this problem is NP-hard. Accordingly, we propose an approximate solution called Opportunistic routing Over Multi-rate Multi-hop ad hoc networks (OOMM). Extensive simulations over a multi-rate OFDM-based UWB network show that OOMM achieves high performance relative to different routing techniques (21%-48% throughput improvement).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012 - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: Jun 10 2012Jun 15 2012


Other2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012
CityOttawa, ON


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Al-Zubi, R. T., & Krunz, M. M. (2012). Opportunistic routing in multi-rate multi-hop ad hoc networks. In IEEE International Conference on Communications (pp. 238-242). [6363873] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2012.6363873