Multipath ChaMeLeon (M-CML): A multipath hybrid routing protocol for MANETs

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This document describes the multipath ChaMeLeon (M-CML) routing protocol designed for Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs). M-CML is a multi-path, hybrid routing protocol operating within a defined area denoted as the Critical Area (CA) in which the MANET is temporarily deployed during the post-disaster phase. The main concept behind M- CML is the adaptability of its routing mechanisms towards changes in the physical and logical state of a MANET. For autonomous communications in MANET, it is likely that the network size varies whenever additional devices join or subset of them leave the network. In addition, battery depletion of lightweight mobile communication devices will stipulate another reason for changes in the network size. As a result, the M-CML approach adapts its routing mechanism according to changes in the network scenario within a predefined CA. For small networks, M-CML routes data proactively using the Optimized Link State Routing version v2 (OLSRv2) protocol whereas for larger networks it utilizes the reactive Ad hoc On- Demand Distance Vector Version 2 (AODVv2) Routing protocol. The oscillation phase is the intermediate phase in which the transition of routing protocol occurs. M-CML creates multi-path routes for nodes with disjoint paths which increases the network reliability.


Alexandros Ladas (
Deepak C (
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