Neighbour traffic-aware load balancing method in ad hoc networks

Ryo Yamamoto, Takumi Miyoshi, Yoshiaki Tanaka

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Abstract

Load balancing in ad hoc networks is more challenging issue than that in wired networks because the nature of decentralized network management and terminal mobility makes it difficult to realize appropriate controls for the whole network. Although some traffic-based load balancing methods that work with rerouting mechanisms have been proposed, they are, due to the overhead for rerouting, hard to adapt the environment where the traffic or the topology changes in a short period. Furthermore, the conventional methods cannot always find appropriate routes since they only give attention to the current transmission route. This paper proposes a load balancing method based on adaptive transmission rate control using neighbouring terminals' status. The proposed method does not adopt a rerouting mechanism but introduce a rate control so that we do not have to consider the overhead for rerouting. Computer simulation showed that, depending on terminals' status, our method achieves more effective load balancing, as well as better throughput, than the conventional rerouting-based methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems, INCoS 2012
Pages193-197
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 12
Event2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems, INCoS 2012 - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 2012 Sep 192012 Sep 21

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems, INCoS 2012

Conference

Conference2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems, INCoS 2012
CountryRomania
CityBucharest
Period12/9/1912/9/21

Keywords

  • ad hoc networks
  • load balancing
  • overher
  • transmission rate control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Yamamoto, R., Miyoshi, T., & Tanaka, Y. (2012). Neighbour traffic-aware load balancing method in ad hoc networks. In Proceedings of the 2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems, INCoS 2012 (pp. 193-197). [6337919] (Proceedings of the 2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems, INCoS 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/iNCoS.2012.74