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A Routing Algorithm based on Cellular Automata for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

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Author(s): Azadeh Ghalavand | Ahmad khademzadeh | Arash Dana | Golnoosh Ghalavand

Journal: International Journal of Computer Science Issues
ISSN 1694-0784

Volume: 8;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 462;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Mobile Ad-hoc Networks | Routing | Quality of Service | Cellular Automata. | IJCSI

ABSTRACT
Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are self organizing, adaptive and infrastructure less networks. Analyzing these networks is a complex task due to the high mobility and rapid topology change. Routing in MANETs is one of the challenging tasks. Although a lot of researches have done in this area, the usage of cellular automata in routing for MANETs has not been explored. The proposed routing algorithm is a new cellular automaton based routing algorithm for mobile ad hoc networks, which finds a route that not only has least number of hops but also supports Quality of service. The solution presented here, is based on selecting a delay constrained shortest path between source and destination as a best route by using cellular automata. A simulator has been developed to evaluate a routing protocol and the obtained results indicate that the efficiency of the proposed protocol especially in satisfying QoS requirements.
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