Improvising QoS through Cross-Layer Optimization in MANETs

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Surabhi Patel 1,* Heman Pathak 2

1. DIT University, Dehradun, India

2. Gurukula Kangri (Deemed to be University)/CS/ Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 12 Oct. 2021 / Revised: 26 Jun. 2022 / Accepted: 14 Sep. 2022 / Published: 8 Dec. 2023

Index Terms

MANET, Link Failure, AODV, Cross-Layer Design


In Mobile Adhoc Networks (MANETs), nodes are mobile and interact through wireless links. Mobility is a significant advantage of MANETs. However, due to the unpredictable nature of mobility, the link may fail frequently, degrading the Quality of Service (QoS) of MANETs applications. This paper outlines a novel Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector with Proactive Alternate Route Discovery (AODV-PARD) routing protocol that uses signal strength-based link failure time estimation. The node predicts the link failure time and warns the upstream node through a warning message about the failure. On the basis of this information, a mechanism for identifying alternate routes is started in order to reroute traffic to the alternate route prior to the link failure. It significantly reduces packet loss and improves all the QoS parameters. The suggested protocol is compared to the traditional Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol and shows that the outlined protocol results in an improvement in QoS.

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Surabhi Patel, Heman Pathak, "Improvising QoS through Cross-Layer Optimization in MANETs", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), Vol.15, No.6, pp.52-63, 2023. DOI:10.5815/ijcnis.2023.06.05


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