Volume 10, Number 6

Performance of OLSR MANET Adopting Cross-Layer Approach Under CBR and VBR
Traffics Environment


Teerapat Sanguankotchakorn1, Sanika K.Wijayasekara2 and Sugino Nobuhiko3
1Asian Institute of technology, Thailand, 2Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and 3Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


The routing protocols play an important role in Mobile Ad-Hoc Network (MANET) because of the dynamically change of its topology. Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR), unawareness of Quality of Service (QoS) and power-consumed protocol, is an example of a widely-used routing protocol in MANET. The Multi-Point Relays (MPR) selection algorithm is very crucial in OLSR. Therefore, firstly, we propose a heuristic method to select the best path based on two parameters; Bit Error Rate (BER) derived from the physical layer and Weighted Connectivity Index (CI) adopted from the network layer. This can be done via the cross-layer design scheme. This is anticipated to enhance the performance of OLSR, provide QoS guarantee and improve the power consumption. The performances of the proposed scheme are investigated by simulation of two types of traffics: CBR and VBR (MPEG-4), evaluated by metrics namely Throughput, Packet Delivery Ratio (PDR), Average End-to-End Delay, Control Overhead and Average Total Power Consumption.We compare our results with the typical OLSR and OLSR using only Weighted CI. It is obvious that our proposed scheme provides superior performances to the typical OLSR and OLSR using only Weighted CI, especially, at high traffic load.


Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET), OLSR, Bit Error Rate (BER), Weighted Connectivity Index, Quality of Service (QoS)