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Review on Opportunistic Routing Protocols for Dynamic Ad hoc Networks: Taxonomy, Applications and Future Research Directions

Version 1 : Received: 8 March 2019 / Approved: 11 March 2019 / Online: 11 March 2019 (08:02:35 CET)

How to cite: Menon, V.G. Review on Opportunistic Routing Protocols for Dynamic Ad hoc Networks: Taxonomy, Applications and Future Research Directions. Preprints 2019, 2019030118 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201903.0118.v1). Menon, V.G. Review on Opportunistic Routing Protocols for Dynamic Ad hoc Networks: Taxonomy, Applications and Future Research Directions. Preprints 2019, 2019030118 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201903.0118.v1).

Abstract

Opportunistic routing uses the broadcasting nature of the wireless medium to increase the number of potential forwarding nodes in the network. This, in turn improves the delivery rate and reliability of data transmission in the network. Compared to all previous classes of protocols, opportunistic routing offers numerous advantages which is exploited by the latest applications for efficient communication and resource sharing in dynamic ad hoc networks. The objective of this research work is to review and classify all the major opportunistic routing protocols proposed for dynamic ad hoc networks. Further the issues and challenges with each of these existing protocol is discussed and future research directions are put forward.

Subject Areas

Ad Hoc networks; classification; dynamic; mobility; opportunistic routing; performance improvement; review; survey

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