Secure unicast position-based routing protocols for Ad-Hoc networks

Qabajeh, L.K. and Kiah, M.L.M. and Qabajeh, M.M. (2011) Secure unicast position-based routing protocols for Ad-Hoc networks. Acta Polytechnica Hungarica, 8 (6). pp. 191-214.


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Ad-Hoc networks are decentralized wireless networks. A fundamental problem in Ad-Hoc networks is finding a secure and correct route between a source and a destination efficiently. The need for scalable and energy efficient routing protocols, along with the availability of small, inexpensive and low power positioning instruments, results in making position-based routing protocols a promising choice for mobile Ad-Hoc networks. This paper presents an extensive overview of the existing Ad-Hoc unicast routing protocols that make forwarding decisions based on the geographical position of the destination of a packet, while keeping security issues in mind. We outline the main problems for this class of routing protocols and a qualitative comparison of the existing protocols is done in regards to both security and performance issues. We conclude our work by investigating some future research opportunities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Secure, unicast, position-based routing, location-aware routing, ad-hoc networks, wireless networks, routing protocols
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Depositing User: Ms Maisarah Mohd Muksin
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2013 00:53
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 00:53

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