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Power-Aware Routing in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

Topic Overview: 

Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) is a self-organized and self-configured network where the mobile nodes move arbitrarily. The mobile nodes can receive and forward packets as a router. Routing is a critical issue in MANET and hence it is an import field of research. Meanwhile, mobility implies that nodes have to rely on batteries as their energy sources. This has resulted in investigating routing protocols that are power-aware so as to conserve energy and prolong battery life. Cross-Layer Design (CLD) techniques have been suggested to combine physical layer decisions with network layer protocols.

  • Studying the different routing protocols relevant to MANET such as AODV, DSR, OLSR and others.
  • Investigating the use of Cross-Layer Design techniques to combine power measurements with routing decisions.
  • Deploying imbedded systems to implement the proposed power-aware routing protocols.
  • Novel efficient routing protocols which combine power saving with high throughput.
  • Patent application to cover the new protocol
  • Prototype implementation using FPGA
  • 4 research papers to be submitted to prestigious conferences and journals
  • 1 Ph.D. + 2 M.Sc. theses
  • LE 1,000,000 to cover stipend for MS and Ph.D. students, salaries for technical staff, procurement of representative Ad Hoc nodes, purchasing measuring equipment and needed software for simulation and prototyping,  registration fees for related conferences, publication fees for published journal papers, travel expenses for conferences attendance, and attorney fees for patent application
  • 1 Ph. D. and 2 M,Sc. Students
  • Equipment : Setup for Ad Hoc Nodes, Monitoring tools – Software : Network Simulation, FPGA development tools  - Chip Fabrication