TriM: Tri-Modal Data Communication in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

  • Leslie D. Fife
  • Le Gruenwald
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3180)


A Mobile Ad-Hoc Network (MANET) is a group of wireless, mobile, battery-powered clients and servers that autonomously form temporary networks. Three data communication modes can be provided in a MANET, data broadcast, data query, and peer-to-peer messaging. Currently, no MANET data communication protocol provides the ability to use all MANET data communication modes. The objective of this research is to develop a MANET data communication protocol, TriM (for Tri-Modal communication), capable of providing all three data communication methods. TriM was designed to accommodate node disconnection and reconnection through periodic synchronization. Each part of the protocol has mini mum power consumption as a goal. Simulation showed TriM minimizes the a verage power consumption of servers and clients while accommodating node disconnection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leslie D. Fife
    • 1
  • Le Gruenwald
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentBrigham Young UniversityHawaii, LaieUSA
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA

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