Volume 12, Number 6

Prediction Algorithm for Mobile Ad Hoc Network Connection Breaks


Yasir Mohammed1, Maha Abdelhaq2 and Raed Alsaqour3, 1Iraqi Ministry of Electricity, Iraq, 2Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia, 3Saudi Electronic University, Saudi Arabia


A Mobile Ad-Hoc Network (MANET) is a decentralized network of mobile node that are connected to an arbitrary topology via wireless connections. The breakdown of the connecting links between adjacent nodes will probably lead to the loss of the transferred data packets. In this research, we proposed an algorithm for link prediction (LP) to enhance the link break provision of the ad hoc on-demand remote protocol (AODV). The proposed algorithm is called the AODV Link Break Prediction (AODVLBP). The AODVLBP prevents link breaks by the use of a predictive measure of the changing signal. The AODVLBP was evaluated using the network simulator version 2.35 (NS2) and compared with the AODV Link prediction (AODVLP) and the AODV routing protocols. The simulation results reveal the effectiveness of AODVLBP in improving network performance in terms of average end-to-end delay, packet delivery ratio, packet overhead ratio, and packet drop-neighbour break.


MANET, AODV, Link break, Prediction, Routing protocol.