Virtual Hierarchy Synthesis for Hybrid Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4208, pp. 360-369, Sep. 2006

Hyemee Park, Tae-Jin Lee, and Hyunseung Choo


The interconnection of mobile ad hoc networks to fixed IP networks is one of the topics receiving more attention within the MANET working group of the IETF. In such integrated scenarios, commonly known as hybrid ad hoc networks, mobile nodes are witnessed as an easily deployable extension to the exiting infrastructure. Some ad hoc nodes act as gatewaythat can be used by other nodes to seamlessly communicate with hosts in the fixed network. Therefore, this research brings up several issues regarding Internet gateway discovery and address auto-configuration to be routable to the fixed Internet. In this paper, we focus on these elements to guarantee smooth interworking. The proposed Virtual Hierarchy Synthesis (VHS) scheme provides the efficient gateway discovery and optimal routing protocol are suitable in high mobility hybrid MANETs.




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