Fuzzy Location Service for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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Fuzzy Location Service for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Abstract—Over the past years, location-based routing protocols have been studied extensively in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). However, how to efficiently provide the location information for nodes is still a challenge. So far, many protocols have been proposed to solve this problem, most of which offer exact routing location information, and are complicated to implement in practice. In this paper, we propose a fuzzy location service (FLS), which introduces fuzzy location information. In FLS, a network is divided into hexagon cells. A node regards the center of the cell where it resides as its own fuzzy location. A node’s location is not updated unless it moves into or out of a cell. This method is efficient and simple to implement. The simulation results show that FLS has better performance than GLS and HLS, in terms of routing waiting time and routing success ratio. Keywords-mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs); location service; hexagon cell.
Yongming Xie, Guojun Wang, Jie Wu
Added 26 Jan 2011
Updated 26 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Yongming Xie, Guojun Wang, Jie Wu
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