Fabrice Theoleyre, Eryk Schiller, Andrzej Duda
In Proceedings of IEEE ICC (International Conference on Communications). Dresden, Germany, June 14-18, 2009
Tuesday 6 January 2009
We present a novel geographical routing scheme for spontaneous wireless mesh networks. Greedy geographical routing has many advantages, but suffers from packet losses occurring at the border of voids. In this paper, we propose a flexible greedy routing scheme that can be adapted to any variant of geographical routing and works for any connectivity graph, not necessarily Unit Disk Graphs. The idea is to reactively detect voids, backtrack packets, and propagate information on blocked sectors to reduce packet loss. We also propose an extrapolating algorithm to reduce the latency of void discovery and to limit route stretch. Performance evaluation via simulation shows that our modified greedy routing avoids most of packet losses while increasing route length in an acceptable manner.