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Prof. Pascal Lorenz
University of Haute Alsace, France
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJFCC. The journal publishes good papers in the field of future computer and communication. Hopefully, IJFCC will become a recognized journal among the readers in the filed of future computer and communication.

IJFCC 2016 Vol.5(3): 148-157 ISSN: 2010-3751
doi: 10.18178/ijfcc.2016.5.3.462

On-demand Multipath Routing Protocols for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: A Comparative Survey

Tariq A. Murshedi, Xingwei Wang, and Hui Cheng
Abstract—A Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) is an infrastructure-less, self-organized and multi-hop network with a rapidly changing topology causing the wireless links to be broken at any time. Routing in such a network is challenging due to the mobility of its nodes and the challenge becomes more difficult when the network size increases. Due to the limited capacity of a multi-hop path and the high dynamics of wireless links, the single-path routing approach is unable to provide efficient high data rate transmission in MANETs. The multipath routing is the routing technique of using multiple alternative paths through a network. Furthermore, whenever a link failure is detected on a primary route, the source node can select the optimal route among multiple available routes. Therefore, the multipath routing approach is broadly utilized as one of the possible solutions to overcome the single-path limitation. Most of the multipath routing protocols are based on Ad Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV). The objective of this paper is to provide a survey and compare sets of multipath routing protocols for mobile ad-hoc networks. This survey will motivate the design of new multipath routing protocols, which overcome the weaknesses identified in this paper.

Index Terms—Mobile ad-hoc networks, on-demand multipath routing, single path routing, dynamic source routing, ad hoc on-demand distance vector.

Tariq A. Murshedi and Xingwei Wang are with the College of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China (e-mail: tariq_alwan@yahoo.com, wangxw@mail.neu.edu.cn).
Hui Cheng was with School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK (e-mail: H.Cheng@ljmu.ac.uk).


Cite: Tariq A. Murshedi, Xingwei Wang, and Hui Cheng, "On-demand Multipath Routing Protocols for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: A Comparative Survey," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 148-157, 2016.

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