Warfare Message Communication in Tactical WMN Using HWMP
In wireless network technologies, Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) is decentralized, low cast and resilient. Hybrid WMN provides minimal configuration and infrastructure to communicate with large community networks like military networks. Since military networks are well planned networks, we can address them as tactical networks. The widely spread fighting forces in military networks have to share information about strategic situations quickly and with better clarity in rapidly changing network. Due to its mobility in terrain topology, network is suffering from suitable routing protocol. Hybrid Wireless Mesh network Protocol (HWMP) is one of the promising routing protocol for such tactical networks. In this paper authors are proposing a framework of analytical model for WMN network, queuing system and delay. The suggested analytical model is also better suited for tactical networks during warefare communication. Using HWMP the analytical delay model is compared with simulation model for 50 nodes. As the simulation proceeds End-to-end delay of delay model is same as simulation model. The authors also focus on analysis of HWMP using military application, against different parameters like Packet Delivery Fraction (PDF), End-to-end delay and routing overhead. The HWMP is compared against well-known protocols of wireless network AODV and DSDV. The results show that PDR and End-to-end delay of HWMP is better than AODV and DSDV as the network size increases. The routing overhead of HWMP is almost nil compared to other two.
KeywordsTactical networks Hybrid architecture Queuing Networks Ad hoc network
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