A new RREQ message forwarding technique based on Bayesian probability theory
School of Engineering, University of Portsmouth, Anglesea Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3DJ, UK
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012, 2012:318 doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2012-318Published: 23 October 2012
The flooding method, which is used by many mobile ad-hoc routing protocols, is a process in which a route request packet (RREQ) is broadcasted from a source node to other nodes in the network. This often results in unnecessary re-transmissions, causing packet collisions and congestion in the network, a phenomenon called broadcast storm. This article presents firstly the impact of a different message forwarding probability on the RREQ and secondly a RREQ message forwarding scheme which is implemented on Ad-hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Routing (AODV) routing protocol, a Bayesian probability based the AODV extended version based on a modified version of Bayesian probability (AODV_EXT_BP) that reduces routing overheads, by calculating the probability with respect to the neighbour density as well as the posterior probability. The performance of the AODV_EXT_BP is compared to that of extended version of AODV (AODV_EXT), AODV, Destination Sequenced Distance Vector, dynamic source routing and Optimized Link State Routing protocols and the simulation results show that the AODV_EXT_BP protocol achieves better results in all sectors.