Wireless bandwidth is a limited and scarce shared resource in MANETs. In our work, we are interested in the "End-to-End Capacity" of the network, which we define to be the sum of the throughputs for each flow. This represents the service a network provides to its users. In this paper, we propose a routing protocol, called TB for Traffic Balancing, which increases the end-to-end capacity by more aggressively routing data through underutilized areas of a MANET. Simulation results show that TB performs better than other load-balancing protocols proposed in the literature. We also compare the experimental performance against lower bounds of maximum end-to-end capacity, discuss reasons for the performance gap, and identify possible future improvements to the protocol.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/WIRLES.2005.1549405
Conference 2005 International Conference on Wireless Networks, Communications and Mobile Computing
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Xiaojing, T. (Tao), Kunz, T, & Falconer, D.D. (2005). Throughput maximizing routing in a MANET: Protocol and analysis. In 2005 International Conference on Wireless Networks, Communications and Mobile Computing (pp. 175–180). doi:10.1109/WIRLES.2005.1549405