—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.
—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: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Hui Cheng was with School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences,
Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK (e-mail:
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.